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04 December 2005 @ 02:06 pm
interesting study...  
Dopamine blockers lead faithful voles astray

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The rodents (prarie voles) usually form lifelong monogamous pair-bonds with their mating partners, but the researchers found that by manipulating certain dopamine receptors in specific regions of their brains, they could disrupt these relationships and even cause them to become unfaithful.
Interfering with dopamine receptors through drug use may also result in unwanted side effects. “Recreational drugs such as cocaine can cause this area of the brain to be reorganised so that it doesn’t respond correctly to normal signals,"
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and people wonder why i have always said that the biggest problem with recreational usage of drugs is that we dont know enough about the actual effects to make a good enough judgement about its use...
Lanettestarrynytes4me on December 4th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
Don't you think it would be a little more useful if they could make a non-faithful species faithful?
Braxanabraxana on December 4th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
i think that messing with this sort of thing is very dangerous and in the long term actually detrimental. making a non-faithful subject faithful may be a bad idea..
Lanettestarrynytes4me on December 4th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Science is dangerous sometimes. How can you know the long term risks if you don't conduct a study? *grins*
Braxanabraxana on December 4th, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
i agree. and figuring out why a faithful species is faithful can lead to figuring out why a non-faithful species is non-faithful. i just think this is very dangerous ground. not sure i like the idea of true love potions...
Lanettestarrynytes4me on December 4th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
I think that faithfulness behavior has more to do with the person in the relationship than the quality or trueness of the love. So far, few studies have been done on that since love is not something you can easily turn into quantitative data.
thursday_quote on December 4th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Mynjaarmandae on December 4th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
even if you could have mia, even if for only one night? ;p
Braxanabraxana on December 4th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
yes even if i could have mia... choice of decision is far more real
Mynjaarmandae on December 4th, 2005 10:13 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* figged you would say that, but in the past you have said "anything" to get mia.

neuroticpitbullprojectpitbull on December 7th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
maybe the faithful issue can be genetic. survival issues. but then you have humans that could choose the difference between the two. and there is that one saying: a cheater will always be a cheater...which i have to say is not always true.

so, using or testing the use of drugs for the matter of faithfulness is kind of irrelevant. it is an unfair assement. drugs produce many outcomes. and is it just during that time of drug inducement that the faithful is unfaithful...or is permenant...or is it that there is a sequence of use to acquire this outcome?
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Lanettestarrynytes4me on December 27th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
Interesting. I wonder why no studies talk about female infidelity as it is now a bigger human problem than in the past.
thursday_quote on December 4th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
That's a fascinating study. I agree, they need to be careful. It certainly uncharted territory.
Saratalesinsdaughtr on December 5th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Among other things...
neuroticpitbullprojectpitbull on December 7th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
i completely agree. but how recreational is it when it can kill you or leave you permenately impaired. yet, like you stated we don't know enough. you would think that science has enough resources and there is enough interest, that there could be more studies. the only thing i don't like about it is the animals, they don't deserve it....unless it makes them feel good. how long did they do lsd testing with monkeys or chimpanzees. and what happened with that. i wonder if some of those conspiracies are true. did the goverment intend to destroy minorities? why did they not unlease it to the white population as well, like they did with african americans?