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Unformatted text preview: The Neurobiology of Pair Bonding A. Neuroanatomy of Male Sex Behavior 4 Components: 1. Olfactory system and sexual behavior o a.) Olfactory receptorsin nose, detect odors o b.) Vomeronasal organin the roof of the mouth, detect pheromones (odorless) Pheremones chemical signals emitted by the organism that can affect the function of another Flehman Response Human vomeronasal organ? Menstrual Synchony Armpit Effect o c.) Block male rats nostrils=no mating 2. Amygdala o a.) Olfactry system sends input to the basolateral (BLA) and the corticomedial nuclei (CM) BLA involved in motivation CM involved in motivation and performance Lesioning these areas results in impairment of relative functions o b.) Amygdala and hypothalamus are more strongly activated in med than women when viewing identical sexual stimuli 3. Bed nucleus of the Stria Terminalis 4. Medial Preoptic Area (MPOA) o a.) Critical for integrating environmental, physiological, and psychological information (all important to successful a....
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2010 for the course ANTH 1100 taught by Professor Stack,eile during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.
- Fall '08