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Professor Tayfun Uzbay, the Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine (GATA) department of medical pharmacology head, and his team of doctors found that rats, when injected with high amounts of agmatine, model schizophrenia, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday. GATA's January news bulletin noted that the study was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and that both the European Neuropsychopharmacology and the Journal of Psychopharmacology agreed to publish the results.
The twenty-first century search for a scientific explanation of near-death experiences (NDEs) is likely to benefit from the rapidly growing knowledge base generated by neuroscientists and other researchers.
In conclusion, a variety of evidence seems to suggest that excess extracellular agmatine may induce near-death experiences in susceptible individuals. Because agmatine is an NMDA antagonist released in substantial quantities in hypoxic-ischemic conditions, it satisfies the two key criteria that must be satisfied by any potential endogenous mediator of near-death experiences. Future research should help to further clarify the role of agmatine in near-death situations.
Originally posted by WatchNLearn
Interesting, but how on earth can you tell if a rat has Schizophrenia??? It's not like they can tell you the voices in my head told me to kill my mother...