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More Co2 = less brains?

Ralph Leonhardt leo at neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Mon Feb 10 05:15:05 EST 1997


I don't think that associative learning can be increased in a hypoxic
state, since primarily the putative increase in CO would happen in the
blood vessels and CO which binds nearly irreversible to hemoglobin will do
its part to worsen the situation. This is why you can kill yourself with
the exhaust gas from your car (no offence intended ;-)).


Ralph Leonhardt
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On 8 Feb 1997, Ronald Blue wrote:

> ----------
> 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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