This Is Your Brain On Stale Air

Published on March 4, 2019
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Inside his homemade, hermetically-sealed, airtight biodome, Kurtis Baute is already out of breath and surrounded by more carbon dioxide than he should be. And that’s going to affect a lot of things — including how smart he is.

SOURCES:
CO2 and Cognitive Function Scores: https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/pdf/10.1289/ehp.1510037
Indoor Air Quality and Academic Performance: https://www.gwern.net/docs/co2/2015-stafford.pdf

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