What Ecstasy Does to Octopuses

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What Ecstasy Does to Octopuses

Post by Pete » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:57 pm

When Gül Dölen first gave ecstasy to octopuses, she didn’t know what to expect.

Dölen is a neuroscientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who studies how the cells and chemicals in animal brains influence animals’ social lives. Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, interests her because it’s known to make people feel more sociable, more interested in others, and less defensive. The same effects also occur in rats and mice—the animals that Dölen usually studies.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... ca/570763/
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