26Oct09_sex_space_bsp - Anim Behav 144 Res Lecture Sexual...

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Anim Behav 144 Res Lecture 26 Oct 09 1 RESEARCH TALK specializations in spatial learning FOOD SEX Sexual selection for cognition Female Male Female Male Female Male Male Pine Vole Meadow Vole Jacobs et al. 1990. PNAS , 87, 6349-6352. Cowbirds Host Female Host Host Female Male Female Male Female Male Raise own young Parasitize others Shiny cowbird Bay-winged cowbird Reboreda et al. 1996. Neuroreport , 7, 505-508.
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Anim Behav 144 Res Lecture 26 Oct 09 2 Polygynous males outperform females Lab studies on sex differences A B Tania Bettis Xiaoqian Chai Summary so far • Sex differences in spatial learning are predicted by mating system • Female advantage in birds • Male advantage in mammals • Not ‘better/worse’ but different Neural mechanism? The hippocampal formation Dentate gyrus (DG) Ammon’s horn ( Cornu ammonis , CA1-3)
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Anim Behav 144 Res Lecture 26 Oct 09 3 Sexual dimorphism in hippocampus
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course IB Animal Beh taught by Professor Lacey during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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