Vermont Professor Creates App That Measures Effects Of Cannabis
Oftentimes when I was growing up and I managed to do or say something stupid, my father would give me that look and ask, "Are you high?"
Now, thanks to a psychology professor at Saint Michael's College in Vermont, you can know the answer to that question. That's right, ALL GUESSWORK REMOVED!
WTEN/10 News Albany reports that thanks to a new mobile app, created by college professor Ari Kirschenbaum, you can find out how the effects of the "wacky baccy" affect your body's cognitive functions.
Kirschenbaum, along with help from two friends, created Indicator, which is a free mobile app that uses a series of mental games to measure impairment. The National Science Foundation helped to fund the project.
Kirschenbaum said that he is hoping they can show the specific ways that marijuana affects cognitive functions and motor skills. For instance, focus, concentration, and response time.
Kirschenbaum went on to say:
And I think maybe we can provide some information to folks about the risks that are involved. Again also the benefits too -- cannabis is undeniably helpful medicine for a lot of people.
And apparently, one of the main reasons for developing this app was driving and making roads safer. Although Kirschenbaum is quick to warn, "All though our app doesn’t tell somebody explicitly you are okay to drive or you are not okay to drive, what we are hoping to do is really quantify what it means to be high."
Once you go through the process, the app provides immediate feedback regarding your impulse control or focus which is going to be relative to your performance when you weren't stoned and used the app.
There is much more to the story. Please check it out for yourself at WTEN's website here.
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