Angela Mari
Are You There God? It's Me, Gidget, Neuroscience

Hyperthymic Novelty—On Generosity: An Enhancement

“What will happen to life when science identifies the genetic basis of happiness? Who will own the patent? Do we dare revise our own temperaments?…” I once met a physics teacher who immediately recognized me as the main character in the play he was nearly finished writing. “Absolutely EVERYTHING I remember is real. Lithium just added […]

Cannabis, Neuroscience, Psychology

Does Cannabis Boost Creativity?

Does Cannabis Boost Creativity? New scientific studies suggest that getting high on marijuana can genuinely make you more creative. Curran and Morgan are currently testing the effects of cannabis use on creativity in 400 subjects, and are then using neuroimaging technology to observe the neurobiological changes in the participants that are associated with creativity, while […]

Cannabis, Neuroscience

The Munchies, Marijuana and Happiness — Psychology Today

Link: The Munchies, Marijuana and Happiness | Psychology Today When we are depressed our brains undergo many different biochemical changes; no one is quite certain which of these actually cause the typical feelings of sadness or hopelessness. One important depression-related change is a dramatic decline in the birth of immature neurons, known as neurogenesis, in […]