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Journal of Irreproducible Results

An Experiemntal Design in the Study of the Effects of Marijuana upon Human Behavior
Haggerty, Lee J.
"An Experimental Design in the Study of the Effects of Marijuana upon Human Behavior."
Journal of Irreproducible Results,
v. 27, n. 3, 1981.
p. 21-22.

The Journal of Irreproducible Results

The Journal of Irreproducible Results was founded in 1955, and continues to publish scientific humor disguised as hopeless journal articles. This is a review of one such article.

Haggerty, Lee J. "An Experimental Design in the Study of the Effects of Marijuana upon Human Behavior." Journal of Irreproducible Results, v. 27, n. 3, 1981. p. 21-22.

In this paper, the researcher proposes an experimental model to discern the effects of marijuana on humans which overcomes the traditional methodology relying upon laboratory rats. To quote from the article,

"Since we cannot actually observe image formation 'inside the heads' so to speak of rats (or humans for that matter), findings concerning mental response can only be a valid as the isororphism [sic] between the actual mental activity and the experimental apparatus designed to reflect such activity."

Whatever. The revolutionary experimental model involves releasing rats into a maze, whereupon the researcher, having smoked a little weed, makes observations upon the rats' behavior in the maze.

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