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As you can taste a pot full of food with a spoon, likewise someone’s tongue can tell you what’s in his heart.

gb copy As you can taste a pot full of food with a spoon, likewise someone’s tongue can tell you what’s in his heart.
es copy Como se puede degustar una olla llena de comida con una cuchara, la lengua del mismo modo alguien puede decir lo que está en su corazón.
nl copy Als je een pot vol voedsel kunt proeven met een lepel, kan de tong ook iemand vertellen wat er in zijn hart.
fr copy Comme vous pourrez déguster un pot plein de nourriture avec une cuillère, la langue de même quelqu’un peut vous dire ce qui est dans son cœur.
de copy Da kann man einen Topf voll Essen mit einem Löffel probieren, kann ebenfalls jemand die Zunge Ihnen sagen, was in seinem Herzen.
CN67867 Zhèngrú nǐ kěyǐ pǐncháng dào chōngmǎn shíwù de guō, yòng sháozi, tóngyàng yīgèrén de shétou kěyǐ gàosù nǐ shénme shì zài tā de xīnzàng.
Sweden Som du kan smaka en kruka full av mat med en sked, kan likaledes någons tunga berätta vad som finns i hans hjärta.
rus7897 Kak vy mozhete poprobovat’ gorshok , polnyy yedy s lozhkoy , analogichno chey-to yazyk mozhet skazat’ vam, chto v yego serdtse.
4523turkey Eğer bir kaşık ile yemek dolu bir pot tadabileceğiniz gibi, aynı şekilde kişinin dili yüreğinde ne söyleyebilirim.
images Come si può gustare un piatto pieno di cibo con un cucchiaio, la lingua allo stesso modo qualcuno può dire cosa c’è nel suo cuore.
indonesiaID Seperti yang dapat Anda mencicipi pot penuh makanan dengan sendok, lidah juga seseorang dapat memberitahu Anda apa yang ada di hatinya.

HARVARD SCIENTISTS STUDIED THE BRAINS OF WEED SMOKERS, AND THE RESULTS DON’T LOOK GOOD

According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from Harvard and Northwestern studied the brains of 18- to 25-year-olds, half of whom smoked pot recreationally and half of whom didn’t. What they found was rather shocking: Even those who only smoked few times a week had significant brain abnormalities in the areas that control emotion and motivation.

“There is this general perspective out there that using marijuana recreationally is not a problem — that it is a safe drug,” said Anne Blood, a co-author of the study. “We are seeing that this is not the case.”

The science: Similar studies have found a correlation between heavy pot use and brain abnormalities, but this is the first study that has found the same link with recreational users. The 20 people in the “marijuana group” of the study smoked four times a week on average; seven only smoked once a week. Those in the control group did not smoke at all.

“We looked specifically at people who have no adverse impacts from marijuana — no problems with work, school, the law, relationships, no addiction issues,” said Hans Breiter, another co-author of the study.

Using three different neuroimaging techniques, researchers then looked at the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala of the participants. These areas are responsible for gauging the benefit or loss of doing certain things, and providing feelings of reward for pleasurable activities such as food, sex and social interactions.

“This is a part of the brain that you absolutely never ever want to touch,” said Breiter. “I don’t want to say that these are magical parts of the brain — they are all important. But these are fundamental in terms of what people find pleasurable in the world and assessing that against the bad things.”

Shockingly, every single person in the marijuana group, including those who only smoked once a week, had noticeable abnormalities, with the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala showing changes in density, volume and shape. Those who smoked more had more significant variations.

What will happen next? The study’s co-authors admit that their sample size was small. Their plan now is to conduct a bigger study that not only looks at the brain abnormalities, but also relates them to functional outcomes. That would be a major and important step in this science because, as of now, the research indicates that marijuana use may cause alterations to the brain, but it’s unclear what that might actually mean for users and their brains.

 

But for now, they are standing behind their findings.

“People think a little marijuana shouldn’t cause a problem if someone is doing OK with work or school,” said Breiter. “Our data directly says this is not so.”

 

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