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Ya its called drugs, and its the main reason why meth is so bad, your body does these things to keep you as healthy as you can mentally and physically but meth (and all sorts of other uppers) do the opposite.

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I love learning about how different things affect brain function. I recently did a powerpoint on how drugs affect the brain. Cool stuff.
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I love learning about how different things affect brain function. I recently did a powerpoint on how drugs affect the brain. Cool stuff.
I recently did some drugs to ease how a powerpoint was going to effect my brain...
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post #13 of 66
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I love learning about how different things affect brain function. I recently did a powerpoint on how drugs affect the brain. Cool stuff.
About 90% recreational drugs out there either speed up/slow down the body. Uppers increase CNS activity and downers decrease it.

CNS- Central nervous system.
    
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No wonder I find it so hard to get motivated to do my homework on the few times I get less than 6 hours of sleep a night... Usually I get 6 hours and it's hard enough already.
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Thats why i can't land a plane in FSX, without sleep..

Well land but break the landing gear.
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I wonder if simple caffeine negates this effect, or simply applys an offset in activity

(By offset IE: dormant parts retain their relative activity to the active parts, with everything given a boost)
    
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I recently did some drugs to ease how a powerpoint was going to effect my brain...
Lol.
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I recently did some drugs to ease how a powerpoint was going to effect my brain...
Haha, win. You deserve a cookie.
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I recently did some drugs to ease how a powerpoint was going to effect my brain...
Stay in Milk, drink your school...
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If we consume food for energy via calories, then why must mammals still sleep? I know this is a very elementary sounding question but it's always made me ponder. Even when we sleep we are never truly "shut down". Being completely shut down means being dead. So whilst we sleep what is recharging and what isn't ya'know? I remember reading about a theory saying that mammals sleep because it's a mechanism that forces us to conserve energy due to the scarcity of resources (i.e. food).
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