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Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses–and What Happened Was Profound

When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly interested in physical touch. A group of scientists recently wondered whether this drug might have a similar effect on other species—specifically, octopuses, which are seemingly as different from humans as an animal can be. The results of their experiment, in which seven octopuses took MDMA, were “unbelievable.”

…The scientists took this to mean that despite our vastly different brains, social behavior is built into the very molecules coded by our DNA…


Somehow I missed this one when it first came out:

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