We Had Catnip All Wrong

6 avril 2021
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Why do cats love catnip so much? Researchers have found a possible evolutionary answer to this adorable feline phenomenon!
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Sources:
advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/4/eabd9135
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480656/pdf/canvetj00079-0049.pdf
bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-017-0987-6
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Commentaires
  • “No, Ma’, I’m not getting high again. I’m just... you know... like, mosquitoes n stuff”

    Spu - A YouTube ChannelSpu - A YouTube ChannelIl y a 2 minutes
  • OK cool. Now explain to me why Dogs freak out over Patchouli. They just follow around for hours sniffing it like cats do with Catnip.

    Sedit TSedit TIl y a 5 minutes
  • This is a great first step on some great science

    Thad StonerThad StonerIl y a 32 minutes
  • So I know what those earrings are supposed to be but all I can hear is pacman music

    Chibi TheEdgehogChibi TheEdgehogIl y a 33 minutes
  • So the substance doesn't go in the brain?

    Emanuele Del GrandeEmanuele Del GrandeIl y a 41 minute
  • Way to gloss right over just how horrible life is for "lab cats" with making Joe about how great it must be for the researchers... reasons like this, is why your videos usually suck, but your target audience is either too young or too stupid to know any better, so I assume you'll never bother to fully research before making your videos; I mean why start now, right? Money does matter more than accuracy and integrity, right?

    JCSJCSIl y a 59 minutes
  • I new it there all stoners.P.S. I have the same cuff shirt.LOL

    Takchawee Little SkyTakchawee Little SkyIl y a heure
  • What a clickbaity title.

    Kaitlyn DKaitlyn DIl y a heure
  • You'll have to list the mosquito carried diseases that are fatal to cats to convince me of a genetic benefit.

    Coonfused57Coonfused57Il y a heure
  • 0:40 that was a VERY generalized statement. On a science based channel, I expect better than potentiating the large amount misinformation that this country already deals with.

    NitrousGranolaNitrousGranolaIl y a heure
  • But how did we have catnip wrong? She said more research is needed.

    Christine PschiererChristine PschiererIl y a heure
  • "They exposed the kitties to a bunch of mosquitos" wat. "More research needs to be done, however." WAT.

    JustgoodvidsJustgoodvidsIl y a 2 heures
  • My cat does nothing with catnip

    Edith EsquivelEdith EsquivelIl y a 2 heures
  • So what you're telling me is to plant silver vine in my yard to keep mosquitos away and attract neighborhood cats? I'm in.

    BoxesofBonesBoxesofBonesIl y a 2 heures
  • "super fun studies with cats" glazing over the fact that they purposely exposed all those cats to mosquito swarms. This one may be mild but stop talking about animal testing like it's all fun and games, most of it is cruel and disgusting.

    peyton manderpeyton manderIl y a 2 heures
  • Mosquito avoidance seems like such a mild selector for such a powerful chemical effect. Why cats specifically? I wish I could get down with some catnip.

    Eigenmishi in 3DEigenmishi in 3DIl y a 2 heures
  • Try valerian. A complete other level.

    gerpiemuziekgerpiemuziekIl y a 2 heures
  • So happy weed for cats, mine get a bunch of it all the time. From amazon, car hop trays.

    Classy Chassey Car Hop TraysClassy Chassey Car Hop TraysIl y a 3 heures
  • Vancat.

    JTAJTAIl y a 3 heures
  • none of this other than finding a compound is remotely scientific. this was extrapolation of data to suite what ever narrative or bias they want. Humans use it for mosquitos so cats do to. that is a reductive and ultimately bad science

    DRoiD-FXDRoiD-FXIl y a 3 heures
  • Since I was a kid, I always wondered why cats show you thier buts, I called their butt holes a pork chop, same color lol I know I know, messed up.

    Joe PauloskiJoe PauloskiIl y a 3 heures
  • We had catnip, All wrong!

    DualityDualityIl y a 3 heures
  • It means their getting high

    TheUltimate 420TheUltimate 420Il y a 3 heures
  • I’ve been microdosing psychedelic mushrooms every day at work

    Skankhunt42Skankhunt42Il y a 3 heures
  • Not a big fan of releasing mosquitoes on them...

    Paul WPaul WIl y a 3 heures
  • So exactly the same as Lamar's and those millipedes they chew to wipe the blood on there fur, they get intoxicated off the millipede as a reward + it acts as a natural bug repellent

    HybridismHybridismIl y a 3 heures
  • "Steve, did you write a 30 page research proposal just so you could bring your cat to the lab" "I have no idea what you're talking about, I'm a serious scientist. Aren't I mister floofy?"

    EdgyShooterEdgyShooterIl y a 4 heures
  • OK SO WHERE IS A PLANT THAT WILL GET ME HIGH AND KEEP BUGS AWAY?!

    Willem SchellingsWillem SchellingsIl y a 4 heures
  • Catnip? I‘m french so I know this Word only from Hunger Games when Katniss says that her Name is Catnip 😂i did not knew that that was the name of this plant 😂🌸

    Brunin DaphnéBrunin DaphnéIl y a 4 heures
  • 3:22 "its rough to be a scientist" She is joking yet tells the truth

    HAIDAR MFHAIDAR MFIl y a 4 heures
  • Cats eating me alive with my A+ blood type. Just rub a whole lot of thst stuff as bug spray and to get my cats to like me more. 😂

    J. OwensJ. OwensIl y a 4 heures
  • I don't believe the mosquito hypothesis.

    Nooz ZooNooz ZooIl y a 4 heures
  • We grew a catnip plant in our garden once and the cats didnt so much roll in it as they did attack it and tear it to shreds

    Benjamin CorreBenjamin CorreIl y a 4 heures
  • I swear officer I don’t know where that CatNip came from

    GrandMasterLynxGrandMasterLynxIl y a 4 heures
  • Maybe it's just my phone but this woman has some major scaring on her face.. bad enough makeup doesn't cover it all. What happened ?

    89tizzay89tizzayIl y a 4 heures
  • They go crazy for olive wood too.

    LangLangIl y a 4 heures
  • Time to get naked and roll in catnip

    jtremblay100jtremblay100Il y a 4 heures
  • The writing for this bit was terrible. I get along fine with cats but cat lovers are annoying AF.

    Xiao LaoshuXiao LaoshuIl y a 4 heures
  • I can attest to catnip as mosquito repellant. I've sprayed liquid catnip onto my hands, then rubbed onto exposed skin, and far fewer mosquitoes have bothered me. Of course, it is far more difficult removing the stray cats from your body...😁

    Sheila FSheila FIl y a 4 heures
  • Meow that's what I call purrfecting science!

    Brad MillerBrad MillerIl y a 4 heures
  • I've been using a natural mosquito repellent called Cat's Revenge for years and years, it has Catnip essential oil in it!

    bikinggal1bikinggal1Il y a 5 heures
  • I think my boogums are just 2 little druggies 😭. Idec though I love them.

    Steven NSteven NIl y a 5 heures
  • PANR has tuned in.

    Post Apocalyptic News RadioPost Apocalyptic News RadioIl y a 5 heures
  • I always have to listen to presenters like her on at least 1.25 speed

    JohnJohnIl y a 5 heures
  • Aw man I thought this host was cuter when she was all geeky looking. Interesting video tho good job.

    Straagz The MCStraagz The MCIl y a 5 heures
  • Video can be summed up as, "we still don't know the exact reason, but the same plant repels mosquitos somewhat." There I saved you 4 mins of your day.

    Aaron OrdosAaron OrdosIl y a 5 heures
  • The editing on this is terrible.

    J CMDJ CMDIl y a 5 heures
  • My cat, who eats catnip and doesn’t roll in it: why isn’t it working

    Meow Holly MeowMeow Holly MeowIl y a 5 heures
  • Guard: “One bottle of... CATNIP?!” Puss: “Uh... it’s for my glaucoma.”

    Joe R MJoe R MIl y a 5 heures
  • i have 3 kitties and they're all unaffected by catnip lol

    40wetnoodles40wetnoodlesIl y a 5 heures
  • Catnip just makes my kitty aggressive 😐

    elle seaelle seaIl y a 5 heures
  • CATNIP IN NIP SACK! I gave my cat loose catnip and he got respiratory infection from breathing in pieces of catnip.

    Beverly JordanBeverly JordanIl y a 5 heures
  • it doesn't work on my cat.

    AsmodeusAsmodeusIl y a 6 heures
  • Wait then there should be a pre reproductive mortal disease cause by mosquitoes and all surviving cats had access to this plants?

    Andres CastilloAndres CastilloIl y a 6 heures
    • Maybe is just like opioids we have receptors to make us drink milk and some plant just happens to have a similar thing that triggers the response.

      Andres CastilloAndres CastilloIl y a 6 heures
  • 2:20 that image of the mosquito biting the cat's nose is so sad. Someone brush it off so we don't have a cat with an itchy snoot!

    John DumontJohn DumontIl y a 6 heures
  • -lactol. not -laxol. One would think that someone running a science video site would know how to read.

    Stefan FrankelStefan FrankelIl y a 6 heures
  • I’m disappointed in the lack of sufficient science in this video. You presented a theory and declared it as a scientific breakthrough of sorts. Calm down.

    BooyabockaBooyabockaIl y a 6 heures
  • How did they measure what areas of the cats brain were activated? I'm thinking a cat has its head in a medieval head mount to keep the head perfectly still for the CT scanner while they drugged it. Probably metal screws straight into the bone. THATS THE WORST PART OF THIS EXPERIMENT.

    Jammin WrenchesJammin WrenchesIl y a 6 heures
  • My cat loves catnip. We have a bag of it on my dad's desk and she'll tap on the bag when she wants some. We pour a little bit onto his desk and she rolls around in it and even eats some of it. You can really tell that it makes her happy. She even stole the bag of catnip and one of my dogs got it and she spilled most of the contents onto a couch. Fortunately there still was some in the bag, but catnip is a nightmare to clean up. So we just left it there as it is the pets' couch afterall. Cats are awesome and it's amazing how many different ways cats can react to catnip! Who else would want to be in that study? ...Honestly I'd just love to be paid to play with cats.

    Princess TsukiPrincess TsukiIl y a 6 heures
  • Not evolution, God.

    Gary JenkinsGary JenkinsIl y a 6 heures
  • Breaking news: People around the world roll in catnip during summer

    Skorpius 202Skorpius 202Il y a 6 heures
  • Welp time to get silver vine and surround my doors/windows with it lol

    Neko HitomiNeko HitomiIl y a 7 heures
  • I like how some of the genetic line says CAT 3:13

    RyebreadRyebreadIl y a 7 heures
  • There is often not just one reason for a specific trait to come about. But this might be a good one. Given that big cats respond the same, it must have developed in an environment with a lot of insects and mosquitos which was also favorable for the plants that came to produce the chemicals for their own protection.

    Robert SundströmRobert SundströmIl y a 7 heures
  • Males and female cat react differently males rub their face in it females just eat it.

    Dan WilkinsonDan WilkinsonIl y a 7 heures
  • So what part did we have wrong?

    B GriffithsB GriffithsIl y a 7 heures
  • I think it's fleas. I think it repels fleas because it makes more sense to me.

    Lizzie BanyanLizzie BanyanIl y a 7 heures
  • Weed is catnip for humans.

    F!ENDF!ENDIl y a 7 heures
  • so basically a narrow lit. review in a video format.

    Stuart HollingseadStuart HollingseadIl y a 7 heures
  • So we didn't really have it all wrong, we just learned about a potential benefit of catnip.

    metaDotmetaDotIl y a 7 heures
  • My cats, who are generally very friendly, attack each other immediately on exposure to catnip. I tried it twice and had to drag them away from each other, snarling and screeching.

    moopetmoopetIl y a 7 heures
  • Then what about olives and earwax? They exhibit the same behavior when exposed to those two things as well.

    KodringoKodringoIl y a 7 heures
  • Most cats in Australia are indifferent to catnip.

    dragonizedragonizeIl y a 8 heures
  • "this compound directly activated a reward system in the brain" .... aaand that study went from "fun" to "oh-my-I'm-cutting-a-cats-brain-open-disguisting"!

    AedonyAedonyIl y a 8 heures
  • First 15 seconds filled with so many keywords that make me want to watch the whole video: cats, backside, mysterious, catnip and Japanese researchers.

    NiklasNiklasIl y a 8 heures
  • The wood of some species of Lonicera (honeysuckle) has something chemically similar to what’s in catnip or silver vine.

    markiangooleymarkiangooleyIl y a 8 heures
  • I wanna be the president of space.

    Kunaikilla S&DKunaikilla S&DIl y a 8 heures
  • Wonder if those chemicals repel the fleas and ticks too?

    Kali LeioreKali LeioreIl y a 8 heures
  • I wish I had known this before my cat passed away. She had a severe allergy to mosquitos and I tried everything to keep them off her but nothing worked :[

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiIl y a 8 heures
  • This didn’t tell me anything new I already knew... WTF

    Darren DelgadoDarren DelgadoIl y a 8 heures
  • My cat doesn't care about catnip, but goes full blown crackhead with valerian root

    Sy BorgSy BorgIl y a 8 heures
  • What was lacking was any information that felines in the wild are significantly damaged by mosquitoes, or if the offset of delirious behavior is more problematic in some way. They referenced the "pure form of the drug [on paper]" does "X". But does what is in a plant do the same "X"?

    SweetPea BrownSweetPea BrownIl y a 8 heures
    • Video title should have been "we may have had catnip all wrong"

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiIl y a 8 heures
  • Backside first..😅😂

    EneovEneovIl y a 9 heures
  • I havent been here since someone retired but hello new person 👋 hope you enjoy your time w Scishow!

    n cnsnntsn cnsnntsIl y a 9 heures
  • An animal study that's not brutal, horrific, and deadly..wow...

    Penelope LydenPenelope LydenIl y a 9 heures
  • Oh come on it is nothing to do with repelling bugs, those cats just like to get funked up like many animals. We have footage of elephants and monkeys getting drunk on fermenting fruit and cuainsg chaos to little villages and videos online of ducks and dogs who chose to eat magic mushrooms and leave the other shrooms alone. Animals like to get freaky too and if god made them to be able to process and feel such a sensation then that is ok by me.

    नाम ओम विष्णु NAMA OM VISHNUनाम ओम विष्णु NAMA OM VISHNUIl y a 9 heures
  • stop saying "two thousand and". It's clumsy and sounds ridiculous. It's "twenty - twenty-one".

    HonodleHonodleIl y a 9 heures
  • This is really interesting! And the way she speaks is so clear and easy to understand. Cool vid!

    aaron71aaron71Il y a 9 heures
  • GG CAT CAT

    Grass HopperGrass HopperIl y a 9 heures
  • Sometimes when I finish cleaning around the house with clorox, my cats used to react the same way as they would with catnip.

    DaveSteele07DaveSteele07Il y a 9 heures
  • Cat WEED

    Ringoo ChannelRingoo ChannelIl y a 10 heures
  • I don’t like how you say “because we think it’s funny”. That’s not why we do it? The cats know what it’s bottle looks like and it’s like a treat, they pursue it and enjoy it. I do it to stimulate my old cats to play and not be fat laying around all day. Not “Bc it’s cute and funny” that makes us sound so evil

    Alix MoyerAlix MoyerIl y a 10 heures
  • Hmmm, is it also a natural repellent for fleas I wonder.

    Farian BlinderFarian BlinderIl y a 10 heures
  • *They're Turning our cats into addicts!*

    the doggo boi 197the doggo boi 197Il y a 10 heures
  • "here's some of an answer for you"

    deanmoncasterdeanmoncasterIl y a 10 heures
  • The mosquito theory is interesting, but is there a reason that a similar positive response to Catnip and Silver vine didn’t evoke in other species of animals? You would think a blanket benefit like repelling mosquitos would cause the catnip reaction to take place in other animals from the same areas felines evolved in. I could see it isolating if there was a reason for cats to not use some of the bug-repelling techniques other animals use (like rolling in mud).

    A AA AIl y a 10 heures
  • Video title should have been "we may have had catnip all wrong"

    TheUnknownFactorTheUnknownFactorIl y a 11 heures
  • You all realize they're gonna end up implanting electrodes into some cars brains right? Maybe Elon's Neuralink will work.

    Just A Moment with BrianJust A Moment with BrianIl y a 11 heures
  • But why do some cats hate catnip.

    CeNedra Lea HeldraCeNedra Lea HeldraIl y a 11 heures
  • Yep. Why scream when you want nothing.

    Taylor GabrielleTaylor GabrielleIl y a 11 heures
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