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Sexual behavior regulated (paced) by the female induces conditioned place preference.
The possibility that female-paced coital behavior induces a reward state of sufficient intensity and duration to induce conditioning was evaluated by the conditioned-place-preference paradigm.Expand
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What do female rats like about sex? Paced mating
The motivational aspects of female sexual behavior have been evaluated by a variety of methodologies including: the increasing barrier method, the runway procedure, partner preference test, operantExpand
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Has dopamine a physiological role in the control of sexual behavior?: A critical review of the evidence
The role of dopaminergic systems in the control of sexual behavior has been a subject of study for at least 40 years. Not surprisingly, reviews of the area have been published at variable intervals.Expand
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Only Self-Paced Mating Is Rewarding in Rats of Both Sexes
When rats are mated in a traditional mating chamber (with one male and one female) in which the male dictates the pace of the copulatory sequence, males develop a reward state as evaluated byExpand
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Socio-sexual behavior in male rats after lesions of the medial preoptic area: evidence for reduced sexual motivation
Different hypotheses have been put forward trying to explain the mechanisms associated with the disruption of male sexual behavior after lesions of the medial preoptic area (MPOA). It has beenExpand
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Naloxone blocks place preference conditioning after paced mating in female rats
Sexual behavior in male rats induces a positive affect as evaluated by conditioned place preference (CPP). In addition, when females control or "pace" the rate of sexual interaction, a clear CPP isExpand
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Effect of prenatal androgen receptor antagonist or aromatase inhibitor on sexual behavior, partner preference and neuronal Fos responses to estrous female odors in the rat accessory olfactory system
Many socially relevant odors are detected in rodent species by the vomeronasal organ and subsequently processed by the accessory olfactory system (AOS). We previously found that gonadectomized maleExpand
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Dopamine antagonists do not block conditioned place preference induced by paced mating behavior in female rats.
The authors assessed the behavioral effects of dopamine (DA) receptor antagonists, Cis (Z) flupentixol and S(+)-raclopride L-tartrate, on conditioned place preference (CPP) induced by paced matingExpand
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GABA and behavior: The role of receptor subtypes
The discovery of different GABA receptor subtypes has stimulated research relating this neurotransmitter to a variety of behavioral functions and clinical disorders. The development of new andExpand
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Medial preoptic area/anterior hypothalamus and sexual motivation.
  • R. Paredes
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of psychology
  • 1 July 2003
The medial preoptic area/anterior hypothalamus (MPOA/AH) is a brain site derived from proliferative zones from the diencephalon and telencephalon. It is probably this characteristic that makes thisExpand
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