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Virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered

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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 07:52 AM
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Another one of those accidental discovery's, but it does explain a lot of late regarding some peoples behavior.

www.independent.co.uk...


A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US.

The algae virus, never before observed in healthy people, was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness.


I'm thinking that this could almost be perceived as a Pandemic considering the numbers of people involved in the study who tested positive.


Of the 90 participants in the study, 40 tested positive for the algae virus. Those who tested positive performed worse on tests designed to measure the speed and accuracy of visual processing. They also achieved lower scores in tasks designed to measure attention.


But now people can say, "Hey, I'm only stupid because I have a virus!" And they very well be right.
edit on 10-11-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA



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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 07:55 AM
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It's called cellphonitis sufferers often walk into walls or other people, if driving, they crash into things.


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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

It must be a pandemic. I know of too many stupid people to count.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:06 AM
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This does explain some stuff I guess .. The problem is that we might have a global pandemic on our hands and we do not even know about it .. I think WHO should be contacted immediately, maybe there is still time for some kind of vaccine



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:07 AM
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we already have one of those, been around for ages.
It's commonly referred to as "office job"

Trust, me i've been battling with it for close to a decade



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:09 AM
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#, i think i'm infected, hahaha.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:17 AM
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I think that might be a very important requirement for people running for congress or the presidency



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:25 AM
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"I got the stupid virus , just loss of memory and spacial awareness ?




posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:25 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

You forget the link, maybe you have the virus



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:30 AM
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I was going to post something insightful, but then I saw something shiny.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:31 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

Hmmm....I blame it on my being still on my first cup of coffee.

Maybe that's the antidote?

But thanks and I fixed it, but it is a good thing to provide the link isn't it.
edit on 10-11-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

I wonder if this is somehow related to A.D.D. & A.D.H.D.?
Attention Deficit Disorder sure seems more prevalent.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

all the disability claims that could come from this hahah



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: TDawgRex

all the disability claims that could come from this hahah


Don't be giving people ideas. That is if they could remember them.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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Stupid is a dumb word.

Better one is ignorance.

Which is basically less aware.

We can all use some more of that.

Is their a smart pill? Ahhh…

Take two of these and call me in the morning.



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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One more virus or disease for the insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and the lot to make money off of. Next there will be a virus that makes you smarter, yea right in our dreams LOL



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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I think a couple of beers do more harm than Chlorovirus ATCV-1



I saw the wall of text and decided i had the virus and lack the attention to read the paper, instead i decided to



I like this, the bigest diference between having the virus or not was 8 points, standard desviation 11... Yep very definitive evidence
science
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posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

Well, it's simple really. The Y-axis is perpetually in conflict with the one way ANOVA, but the prepulse-pulse combinations are in love and want no part of it. And the impaired PPI just don't care.

Does that make sense?

Back at ya!



posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 08:58 AM
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This is groundbreaking information! It could lead to... uh.. uummm....

Mmm, blankets warm. :3




posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 09:07 AM
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I was going to comment on that newspaper story, but the ads on that site mean it would take till Christmas to get to the bottom of the page.
So I cancel my previous comments.


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