More Co2 = less brains?

Ronald Blue rcb5 at MSN.COM
Sat Feb 8 13:37:16 EST 1997



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From: 	Jay Hanson
Sent: 	Saturday, February 08, 1997 12:38 PM
To: 	neur-sci at net.bio.net
Subject: 	More Co2 = less brains?

What are the effects on people of increased atmospheric Co2?

Obviously, more atmospheric Co2 means less O2 available as
percentages of total gases.  I remember reading, quite some
time ago, that as the Co2 percentage goes up, the cognitive
abilities of man are decreased.

Does anyone know of any studies in this reguard?

Jay

I believe you are correct.  But if you have less O2 then your
levels of CO may be higher.  CO is a neurotransmitter.
It might increase associative learning?
Ron Blue




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