This is your mouse on drugs

Mary
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I'm not sure the folks at the University of Utah created "Mouse Party" as an anti-drug effort - it looks like it's aimed at neuroscience students, not smack-addled teenagers - but it's easily the best one I've seen since the fried-egg ads. Drag the little cartoon lab mice into a scanner, and you get to see what various controlled substances do to their brains. Best part: When they're not in the scanner, the little guys act like they're actually on their respective drugs, all to a cool club beat: Ecstasy Mouse can't stop doing pelvic thrusts, Heroin Mouse is laid out on the couch, and Alcohol Mouse has fallen and can't get up, apparently because of a wicked hangover. They're pathetically cute; I'd adopt them all as pets if I had the money for rehab.

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July 19, 2006 - 4:25am
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