Mentasynth is a form of advanced bio-engineering developed by the Eridanis. The Mentasynth process results in enhanced mental abilities of certain animals resulting in increased intelligence and empathy. The abilities that result from Mentasynth are genetically transmitted.
Mentasynth Enhanced Creatures
- Although not technically a native to Pern, Mentasynth-enhanced dolphins were introduced to Pern by the colonists. The enhancement gave the dolphins the ability to talk to humans.
- Felines - Mentasynth enhancement does not work well on felines; large cats go rapidly feral.