Mice With Hallucination-Like Behaviors Reveal Insight Into Psychotic Illness

This is a drawing of a mouse against a psychedelic backgroundMouse study reveals elevated dopamine levels preceded hallucination-like events, and artificially boosting dopamine levels induced more hallucination-like events. The behavioral effects could be blocked by administering haloperidol, an antipsychotic which blocks dopamine. The study sheds light on potential new treatments for psychotic disorders marked by hallucinations.