Featured ERIN Resource: Mouse Party
This month’s featured resource is Mouse Party, a whimsical tutorial on the way different drugs of abuse affect neural communication. This interactive flash-animation is part of a larger unit on the science of addiction in the Learn.Genetics initiative at the University of Utah. Mouse Party would make a useful self-study assignment as an entrée into psychopharmacology in an introductory-level class.
As a reviewer on ERIN stated, “The animation is very well done, and looks like a Saturday morning cartoon, but is funny and factually correct (at a basic level). It’s a great jumping off point into a more detailed discussion about drugs of abuse. If it’s emotional, it’s memorable!”
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