Dog Control Experiments

Dog Control Experiments

As a part of the army and the CIA's experiments into mind control, researchers put electrodes into the pleasure centers of dog’s brains. Initially, they wanted hundreds of dogs. They only actually got 10, and of those only a few were implanted. These dogs would be “remote-controlled” by zapping them and essentially giving them a dose of dopamine when they were facing the right direction. The controllers would stop the dope-zap when they wanted the dogs to stop, and then the dogs would re-orient themselves until they were facing the correct direction. This meant when the controllers weren't present, the dogs who had been implanted would continually spin in circles, even in their cages, always looking for the direction that gave them that next hit. The program ran out of funding in the mid-60s, and the dogs were killed.

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