brain chemistry and mystical experiences

Rifle River jstream at girch1.med.uth.tmc.edu
Sun Oct 10 10:58:45 EST 1993


In article <CEnEwr.924 at ucdavis.edu>, ez001932 at othello.ucdavis.edu (John M.
Price) wrote:

> Kandel did isolate some learning pathways, and a single chemical involved
> (I think),

Yes, it was 5-hydroxy tryptamine (Serotonin) implicated in one form of
non-associative learning.

> this was in Aplysia Californica, a creature not noted for manic
> mystical states.  {But then, maybe its ALWAYS in a mystical state!}
> 
> jmp.

No, it is always copulating.  Aplysia are hermaphrodites and sometimes they
get together in orgies and form continuous "rings of love".


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