Algernon Debate Con

                                          By: Regan Beagle and Kat Eads

                    Drugs and Chemicals

“Drugs are chemicals that affect the brain by tapping into its communication system and interfering with the way neurons normally send, receive, and process information.”

“Most drugs indirectly target the brain’s reward system by flooding the circuit with dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter present in regions of the brain that regulate movement, emotion, motivation, and feelings of pleasure.”    

**The brain is very fragile and you need to make sure that its taken care of the right way, and if not, then the brain will not function properly and cause multiple problems.**

                           Smart Pills

**College kids were tested using three different pills plus caffeine to see if their ability of being smarter would work by a game of chess. The kids didn't know which pill they were taking and what would happen to them. The outcome wasn't successful, and they ended as the begun with the same abilities.**

Klaus Lieb (doctor at Mainz University hospital) states “But we don’t believe these people are more intelligent, clever, or smarter taking this “smart” pill."

He also states, “If i’m already alert and able to perform well, then my abilities will come worse through the substance by using this pill.”

          Physical & Mental Side Effects

“I found that I would get mad a lot easier than I had before and I’m a pretty relaxed guy and never get mad,” he said. “I also had a hard time sleeping. There were times when I would close my eyes and after 15 to 20 minutes I was just as awake as I had been when trying to go to sleep.”

“They cause people to be irritable, anxious and if they take too much they can actually become psychotic.”

**As these people began to take the drugs they soon realize the side effects. As they begin to realize the side effects they figure out that there is barley any good benefits.**

There was a kahoot made!