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Study Indicates a Conserved Role for Serotonin in Regulating Behavior in Octopus, Humans


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605-x-371-octopus-bimaculoides-eyespot-and-head-credit-tom-kleindinst-marine-biological-laboratoryContact: dkenney@mbl.edu; 508-685-3525 WOODS HOLE, Mass. — The mood-altering drug MDMA – which promotes positive, friendly social interactions in humans by inhibiting serotonin uptake in nerve cells – has a similar behavioral effect in an octopus species, scientists reported today. This indicates that serotonin has been functioning as a regulator of social behavior for at […]

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