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Mouse Party: What Drugs Are Doing To Your Brain

What happens to your brain when you take drugs? University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center invites you to find out, by using some party lovin' mice!

The university's interactive Flash feature, called Mouse Party, gives you a glimpse into the chemical interactions at the synaptic level that cause drug users to feel "high."

Link [Flash] - Thanks Jon Jason!


Cute. Neurobiologically accurate. They even differentiated between channels and G-protein linked receptor proteins. It does support the theory that lab people have very strange ways of expressing creativity.
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it sounds very interesting, though i wish it explained more about this topic. Looking at myself, im clean of all, but some friends of mine arent so im sending the link to them ;)
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This video makes me wish that I knew what dopamine and seratonin was... I barely can remember what a synapse is.
And is it wrong that I want to adopt one of those mice?
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Fun, but I wish they had gone into a bit more detail, they only cover a few different facts about each receptor.

I also wish they'd done caffeine.
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Wow, this is a really cool, entertaining and most importantly educating flash. I do hope they do a flash about common drugs like caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes.
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