We Had Catnip All Wrong

6 kwi 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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  • So it isn't a reaction like how opiates affect humans dopamine system and brings on pleasant euphoria and separate benefit if pain relief (or tge other way around)......NO.... the cats had to "evolve" to desire this chemical to ward of biting insects. It can't be that this chemical just has a reaction--just because. Humans can eat chocolate but it will kill dogs and cats. Different chemicals affect different species differently. Doesn't mean any evolution for a purpose has to be involved. What does the 2nd instance of the chemical that causes the mosquito repellant have to do with the 1st reaction of "goofy" cat behavior in cats? So what they are saying is for some apparent "reason" over inestimable amts of time, most of the cats that were not exposed to the mosquito repellant chemical died (even though cats don't die from regular mosquito bites anymore than humans) so that only the cats that desired the cat nip etc plants "evolved" to enjoy being bitten "less" by biting insects....Right..... Try to make it way to complicated. Some chemicals react in one species this way & another that. Not that hard to fathom. But if it was a done thru a grant I guess they had to come up with an "acceptable" scientific ( complex) answer!!

    klynn Harrisklynn Harris17 minut temu
  • Just like global warming - it was all wrong.

    Ababmer VidAbabmer Vid23 minut temu
  • Right, so Silver Vine is a mosquito repellent and the possibility exists that cats expose themselves to it to repel mosquitos. I do not believe this is the reason, however. I would bet a lot of money on cats loving Silver Vine just as much if it actually attracted more mosquitos to them. It's obvious they love Silver Vine and Catnip and it makes them feel good. I would look in the other direction for a reason. For instance, both plants may have acquired the chemical/s to attract cats for the simple reason that the cats will help survival, moving spores across greater distances will give a better chance that they will thrive in their environments. Cheers

    Blade Runner6997Blade Runner699731 minuta temu
  • This useless video explained nothing...

    ScorpioScorpio33 minut temu
  • What a misleading title.

    IzlarikIzlarik52 minut temu

    Cay EnigmaCay EnigmaGodzinę temu
  • So DIY bugspray?

    Thomas ToddThomas ToddGodzinę temu
  • Cat genes: C A T T A C A

    nimroderynimroderyGodzinę temu
  • What a nothing video. Only takeaway is maybe catnip keeps bugs awat

    James KelmensonJames KelmensonGodzinę temu
  • How do i apply for the job to play with 🐱🐈‍⬛ all day?

    I TryI TryGodzinę temu
  • I have two cats, one loves catnip, the other is repulsed by it. Guess it's the Brussel sprout issue us humans have, a genetic disposition to either loving them, or hating them.

    K A LayneK A Layne2 godzin temu
  • Also, wouldn't the reward center activation have an excellent impact in mating prospects, like a really good cologne? A cat who rolls around in catnip would smell like catnip to other cats, and would thus attract other cats to the "catnip" all over them, so if they were looking for a mate...

    Theo the DergTheo the Derg2 godzin temu
  • Come on we don’t need a study to clearly see catnip is cat pot. 420, kitty. 👍🏻

    Sunny SkyeSunny Skye2 godzin temu
  • this is like the shittiest most uninformative video i have ever seen

    De Ath Met Al HellDe Ath Met Al Hell2 godzin temu
  • So, how does this evolve again? Like, I get that we find a correlation between Catnip and Mosquito repellant. But, how does it evolve? That's the part of evolutionary biology that they can't figure out. More than likely, the traits were chosen by God, as the chance of such a gene mutation happening naturally, and then only being found in cats, is so astronomically high that it might as well be impossible. You might get one instance of it ever occurring throughout all of history, if it's by chance. Instead, we try to explain an entire world where things like this, and much more wondrous, have happened. And even if there are a few other species that do this, it's nearly impossible to account it to evolution. There'd have to be millions of years worth of cats rolling in catnip prior to this happening, and then one of them magically develops a reaction to it. And then all the cats want to mate with that particular cat, with that particular genetic marker. It just starts to break down, really. For the marker to even occur, why do the genes decide to evolve in such a way? It can only be intelligence that gives them the trait. For it to evolve, it evolved because of the need. And that's why it's hard for me to believe in science apart from the Living God. Like, scientists are reversing cause and effect. They're like, "The cat evolved this," without questioning how the gene would develop naturally by chance. Or really any of it for that matter. It's impossible, unless something intelligent is dictating how these traits get passed on. Like isn't it putting the cart before the horse, to say that the thing evolved simply because of the need? That they evolved that way because it's a mosquito repellent? Well, how do the genes know it's a mosquito repellant, and then decide to manifest to help the cats? And really, we have billions of other species with even more unique and specific mutations. It's almost impossible to believe in evolution, without first believing in an Intelligence. And I happen to know that intelligence is named Jesus. Also, why don't we ask why humans developed the biological response to Opium or Marijuana? Like, this whole thing falls apart again. It gets answered when you account that God created the Earth, and wanted there to be medicine.

    Brandon NeifertBrandon Neifert3 godzin temu
  • Unfortunately scientists studying animals often end up dissecting them. Or worse

    CG AccountCG Account3 godzin temu
  • Ugh, thanks for my stupid thumbnails for little to no payoff

    MeekoSoupMeekoSoup4 godzin temu
  • the smell of bleach makes cats nuttier than catnip

    michelle grindermichelle grinder4 godzin temu
  • The reasoning applied by these researchers to cats doesn't seem to make much sense if you try to apply it to humans. Is there any reason to believe there's some kind of secondary advantage which would justify our evolved response to cocaine? Opium? Cannabis? Sounds absolutely ludicrous to even suggest it.

    Reinier VensReinier Vens4 godzin temu
  • If we are to infer "evolution" or natural selection pressures created this response, then i sirrussly doubt that it's from mosquito repelling effects alone. Sure, they carry malaria and other diseases. But if this is such a strong, dopamine response; then either the drug evolved by social pressure of controlling cat slaves, or worshiping cats/breeding cats (like the ancient Egyptians did), or maybe the birdmen of Gobeckli Tepe used giant cats as slaves, millions of years ago: or else the plants and some chemical or chemical combination between them which they have in common or common effect in the biological chemistry of the cat, must be a powerful cure for parasites (or maybe the behavior induced by the naturally evolved "drug" resulted in better success in getting laid by cute, female, kitty cats. Either way: i think it's import to study the potential, medical benefits of these two plants (far beyond the simple start of "mosquito repellant")- and hopefully before the idiots that be make these plants go extinct (or "illegal", or toxic, gmo, etc.).

    Sunsaver FromNHHSunsaver FromNHH5 godzin temu
  • what i took from this is that...marajuana may protect against mosquitos. That's the working hypothesis anyways.

    Es GeeEs Gee5 godzin temu
  • My cat reacts much less to catnip than she reacts to other minty and similar smells (she LOVES Vicks Vapor Rub). And I just checked and nepetalectol is only found in catnip. I am not sure if it is only this stuff that makes cats go gaga

    J McJ Mc6 godzin temu
  • Okay, but this doesn't explain why she chose to dress like a ninja.

    underwearskidsunderwearskids6 godzin temu
  • Cat weed

    TijanTijan6 godzin temu
  • I love how she points out that the hypothesis is in it's early stages & that it requires scientific method over time, for us to be truly confident of it's assertions. Meanwhile the title of this video declares definitely "We had it all wrong about Catnip". 🤦‍♀️

    Jeigh NeitherJeigh Neither6 godzin temu
  • My aunts cat usually rolls the nip into a blunt and passes it around to the other cats!😺

    The Nerd King!The Nerd King!7 godzin temu
  • I don't think that's how evolution works. What we are talking about here has all sorts of weird implications when we talk about something like this with humans with things like sunscreen, OFF, and even condoms and what your telling us evolution itself could do to things like this that protect us in the future. Does marijuana protect us from something and thats why it gets us high? Maybe we can come up with a new theory about alcoholism while were at it...

    Gary RGary R7 godzin temu
  • First video of yours I have watched. Anyone tell you sound like Sarah Silverman ?

    StingrayStingray7 godzin temu
  • Love the earrings!

    micheal cameronmicheal cameron8 godzin temu
  • this would be similar with cannabis-human relation.

    Surplus KingSurplus King9 godzin temu
  • It's nice to know cats aren't harmed by catnip, as humans are by alcohol. I've observed, though, that some cats become lovie-dovie, but other cats become mean, enhancing the apparent similarity.

    Peter ConwayPeter Conway9 godzin temu
  • ah the Japanese and cats. name a meowr iconic dio. i'll let meowself out.

    Angus UchihaAngus Uchiha9 godzin temu
  • An insect-repellant with nepetalactol would have the dual benefit of repelling mosquitoes and attracting lovable cats.

    Peter ConwayPeter Conway9 godzin temu
  • There doesn't need to be a reason that cats will like this. If it is not harming the cats/preventing them from reproducing, then it would just remain in population

    HelioHelio9 godzin temu
  • "This compound directly activated a reward system in the feline brain.". Ok , so the cat is high af. I had it right already.

    A KewlenA Kewlen11 godzin temu
  • hey everyone.. my cat looks EXACTLY like the cat on this videos thumbnail. can anyone PLEASE help me discover what type of breed that could potentially be. . .

  • If you read the comments first. Cats inherently like catnip and silver vine. Mosquitos don't. More research is needed. Possibly saved you 5 minutes of your life.

    noobpro 97noobpro 9712 godzin temu
  • This show has gotten boring over the past year.

    James WallaceJames Wallace12 godzin temu
  • But these herbs are equally available to other creatures in the wild. Do other animals also show similar behaviour or association with these plants ??

    Shreyan RayShreyan Ray12 godzin temu
  • For humans, just don’t rub this on you in the woods to ward off mosquitoes, you may just fine you have traded the mosquitoes for large cats aka cougars in the PNW... 😄

    Auspicious CloudAuspicious Cloud12 godzin temu
  • Someone should invent substance like catnip for humans.

    HaploHaplo13 godzin temu
  • Sure, there are other animals that do this and get high off it, like ripped, lol. There is a species of Lemure that targets a species of Centipede for the same purpose. They bite them, but not kill them, to get the Centipede to excrete it's toxin defence (which is basically Cyanide). And the Lemures then rub the Centipede all over themselves as an insect repellent, while getting high on it's toxic effects more each bite until they are falling down, wasted. Stoned Lemures are funny, they looked like stoned humans, lol.

    Bill Does StuffBill Does Stuff13 godzin temu

    ezzyezzy13 godzin temu
  • Dumb idea: do ticks react to nepatelactol?

    Stephen MStephen M13 godzin temu
  • Activating the reward center of the brain doesn't sound like it'd have no negative effects.

    CasualTwist51CasualTwist5113 godzin temu
  • effect on flees?

    earnmyturnsearnmyturns14 godzin temu
  • "the way into intoxicating substances can in humans" lol many other substances. an cause brain damage in cats, and many drugs dont cause any damage in humans, for example weed, shrooms or lsd

    The Earth Is a DonutThe Earth Is a Donut15 godzin temu
  • who writes this crap?

    Charles HultquistCharles Hultquist15 godzin temu
  • This is stupid. Cats didn't evolve to like catnip because it repelled mosquitos. One of them had a gene mutation which caused a catnip reaction, and that happened to have another effect of repelling mosquitos. When is science going to stop anthropomorphizing random mutations?!

    Dave HollsDave Holls15 godzin temu
  • "To examine mosquito repellence from cat heads, 30 A. albopictus were placed into acrylic cages (40 cm × 20 cm × 20 cm) with 14 air vents (3 mm diameter) and two holes (10 cm diameter) in opposite sides of the cage that allowed the insertion of the heads of two anesthetized cats, with plastic bags (17 cm depth) around their necks to prevent mosquito escape." This is the necessary animal testing cutting edge science apparently needs to do...

    Sonny DSonny D15 godzin temu
  • Sounds and feels more like a beneficial coincidence then their brains evolving that much excitement over cat nap. Plenty of other plants repel mosquitos and some do it a lot more effectively but they have no effects on cats. There is way more too it then that.

    John HatchellJohn Hatchell15 godzin temu
  • Maybe the cats just like getting high

    Jacob NewbornJacob Newborn16 godzin temu
  • How about Lavender? I have had cats that love fresh lavender plants and would regularily roll in it, but not in the mental state catnip gives them. Also mosquito repelling benefits?

    Sol ThereseSol Therese16 godzin temu
  • Accidentally found out that cats can react the same way to celery as to the nip.

    Carolyn SaffoeCarolyn Saffoe17 godzin temu
  • “We has catnip all wrong” “We don’t know what it’s actually used for” Ay another video wasting everyone’s time talking about nothing, I hate this channel!

    •17 godzin temu
  • I did a science experiment. I had some catnip (for my cats) so I made a tea out of it. Besides it tasting like crap, it has a slight mood altering quality. Doesn't really get you high but it does relax you. Kind of like a mild anti-anxiety drug. SCIENCE!!!

    Conan FodderConan Fodder17 godzin temu
  • Bet she got a pretty kitty under them ugly ass jeans

    skankhunt42 skankhunt42skankhunt42 skankhunt4217 godzin temu
  • I love the smell of catnip no I swear I’m not a cat

    MsGabriel1880MsGabriel188017 godzin temu
  • It's to repel fleas not mosquitos.

    Herring ChokerHerring Choker17 godzin temu
  • THANK YOU for pointing out possible correlation rather than pure cause and effect.

    TDTTDT18 godzin temu
  • A mosquito repellent? Excuse me while I'll roll in catnip and silver vine

    CatastrophesheCatastropheshe18 godzin temu
  • woundn’t it neat if we could tell what’s going on in little heads of women

    Augunautics IncAugunautics Inc18 godzin temu
  • so what you're saying in if I cover myself in catnip i get the stats +20 Cats and -20 Mosquitos. win win

    YesImHumanYesImHuman18 godzin temu
  • Nepetalactol named after the homestuck troll Nepeta :33

    Dubs McCheck'emDubs McCheck'em18 godzin temu
  • The presenter in this video looks and sounds just like Charisma Carpenter! Addendum: According to the credits she's the host and her name is Rose Bear Don't Walk.

    Jack PassmoreJack Passmore19 godzin temu
  • Catnip when used in humans- works as a safe sleep aid, when brewed as a tea

    Laura WilsonLaura Wilson19 godzin temu
  • Does it have the same effect of deterring flees and or ticks?

    Mandy ManMandy Man20 godzin temu
  • Waste of time

    Jeya ArockiamJeya Arockiam20 godzin temu
  • So after four minutes you eventually say that you’ve got no idea.

    Sidney BarkerSidney Barker21 godzinę temu
  • I mean the math over a span of millions of year adds up to it clearly evolving in them so how doesn’t it show... that’s its entirely correct? Less mosquito bites = higher chance of survival. We all know that part... unless of course the catnip is only a part of the puzzle...

    Charles InmanCharles Inman21 godzinę temu
  • So, if this chemical keeps mosquitoes at bay, why do we buy carcinogenic deet?

    Magnus InventumMagnus Inventum21 godzinę temu
  • Finally, a voice for video... took long enough! The wife and I still make fun of the way the old one said huge!. She always made a vagina symbol with her hands ... then pointed below saying. .. huge!

    Pathetic PrepperPathetic Prepper21 godzinę temu
  • Is this host a new addition or have I just not been shown videos in a while. Either way, loved the video and looking forward to hearing from you again!

    Mathilda MurrayMathilda Murray21 godzinę temu
  • Well, I guess we can add that chemical to the list of known chemicals that repel biting insects that can be sourced and extracted from plants without much chemical processing.

    44R0Ndin44R0Ndin21 godzinę temu
  • Well that was stupid

    Star ObserversStar Observers22 godzin temu
  • Imagine if people showed their butt Hls as a sign of greeting! 😫😫😫

    Jay BellJay Bell22 godzin temu
  • My cat doesn't react to catnip. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined...

    green catgreen cat22 godzin temu
  • They left a whole lot out. Cats that get neutered or spayed before they become sexually matured, catnip doesn’t work.

    Flip FlanaganFlip Flanagan23 godzin temu
  • Why do you need to clickbait people into actually learning? I hate this world. Also, nepetalactol is awesome. If only someone could tell me why I love LSD-25 soo much.

    Alex StarksAlex Starks23 godzin temu
  • That is almost certainly not the reason. If it was we would see that with other animals besides felines as well

    mrbojangles010mrbojangles01023 godzin temu
  • When did you start making click bait?

    Hugo RaymanHugo Rayman23 godzin temu
  • Growing up in Southern California with too many cats, our particular dynasty (most of them were related) had no interest in catnip. Consequently as an adult I've felt no impulse to introduce nip to my kitty. She does like lemon grass though which the internet suggested to me as mosquito repellent.

    Diana PahuleDiana Pahule23 godzin temu
  • My cats don't react at all to catnip

    TauntedSymbolTauntedSymbol23 godzin temu
  • I have 211 year old cats from the same litter as one of them has gotten older he’s become a little mean to his brother I have use the cat nip the lighten both of them up so they don’t fight so far it has worked pretty well getting them both stoned at the same time!

    George GrantGeorge Grant23 godzin temu
  • Wonder if I drench myself in catnip I could attract the host of this episode. Mama Mia!

    JAYSONJAYSONDzień temu
  • “Less” could be 9 mosquitos compared to 10. Which is relatively meaningless. You and they need to post the actual numbers.

    C4DC4DDzień temu
  • Similar to lemurs and milipedes! There's a video montages of lemurs nibbling on them and rubbing them all over their fur, it got them in the higher plane as well as some sort of repellent supposedly.

    D RD RDzień temu
  • Scientists = license to make up whatever bulshit they want.

    Ryan CarelseRyan CarelseDzień temu
  • RESEARCH SHOWS... THE BRAIN.... Means these animals are being tested by embedded devices in their brain. Can anyone say Animal cruelty????

    Monique EnglemanMonique EnglemanDzień temu
  • So, what did we have wrong about it?

    JulianJulianDzień temu
  • I once had a cat who’s only response to catnip was to IMMEDIATELY eat it whole. All the other cats were rolling around but he just calmly and quickly ate it then went along with his day. LOL.

    Too Many OpinionsToo Many OpinionsDzień temu
  • Their butt is how they convey information. They’re being friendly.

    Too Many OpinionsToo Many OpinionsDzień temu
  • So are you Eva Longoria's daughter or what

    Luke 2:52Luke 2:52Dzień temu
  • So it's their weed with mosquito repellent...

    Jaidev TyagiJaidev TyagiDzień temu
  • This is like asking why humans have evolved to process THC and come up with something like "THC can make humans eat a lot and this provides an evolutionary benefit". It's just plain BS.

    FaustusFaustusDzień temu
  • I see it now! Catnip spray for humans as an all nature mosquito repellant. I called it first!!

    chrism3784chrism3784Dzień temu
  • You mistook catnip as a science channel??? Unsubcribed

    SilkutSilkutDzień temu
  • "we had catnip all wrong" but literally says nothing to disprove currently accepted knowledge on catnip, you might as well have called it "a Japanese study on catnip and silver vine" cause you basically said nothing of value in this entire video except Japanese researchers are studying this

    dezik briodezik brioDzień temu
  • this didnt clear up a thing.

    Keepsdigging SevenKeepsdigging SevenDzień temu
  • you know what's awesome, x2 speed to get the actual information quickly ;) catnip: intoxicates, repels mosquitos

    sursurrussursurrusDzień temu