Is Science Just an Excuse for Rats to Have a Good Time?

Mice on a lab table surrounded by chemical glassware
Party animals.

According to a recent study conducted by Albany Medical College, sober rats don’t like music much — if forced to choose, they prefer Beethoven’s “Für Elise” to Miles Davis’s “Four.” But researchers found that, when dosed with cocaine, the rodents have a tendency to suddenly just get jazz, you know?