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Freakaholic
22-02-2006, 08:16 PM
http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/216/2

Im not a licensed scientist or anything, but this "study" seems to me to be a bit full of holes.

tryptych
22-02-2006, 09:43 PM
I know, this study is such crap. Trying to draw complex behavioural comparisons between human and animal models is nonsense, imo.

I'm pretty sure that if I was locked in a cage, given drugs and exposed to 95 decibels of white noise that I'd be freaked out for a longer period of time... and although I don't have the paper in front of me I'm pretty sure that those "large doses" of MDMA were a) injected and b) many times greater than typical human recreational doses.