Who needs a PhD?

Ever wanted to understand how drugs interacted with the brain, but didn't have an adorable animated rodent to explain it to you? Pick up the stoned little mousie and put him in the scanner to see how the drugs are affecting his brain. I'll give you a hint: it's all about the dopamine!

It's Mouse Party!

Posted by alice on July 20, 2006 with category tags of

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We have a PET scanner for rats and mice that let's us see the dopamine in their brains,

http://www.crump.ucla.edu/user-files/resprojects/microPET/fr_intro.html

sorry, no cute flash animation... but there is a translucent spinning mouse at the bottom of images page

   comment by KingCasey (#194) on July 20, 2006

The descriptions for marijuana and heroin are pretty much exactly the same.
   comment by dustin (#1) on July 20, 2006

Yeah, they're all pretty much exactly the same. But the Ecstasy Mouse, endlessely thrusting his hips to the chill out beat? Priceless.
   comment by alice (#60) on July 20, 2006

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