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Finding a sexually receptive partner of the opposite sex is a challenge; one solution is to advertise. That advertising is usually the province of males has shaped scenarios for sexual selection, especially the ardent active male courting the passive but choosy female. Herein we consider an unusual case in which constraints on reproduction may have led to(More)
Refinement of topographic maps during sensitive periods of development is a characteristic feature of diverse sensory and motor circuits in the nervous system. Within the neural system that controls vocal learning and behavior in zebra finches, axonal connections of the cortical nucleus lMAN demonstrate striking functional and morphological changes during(More)
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is a psychoactive drug of abuse which is increasingly popular in human recreational drug use. In rats, the drug has been shown to stimulate locomotion while decreasing exploratory behavior. MDMA acts as an indirect agonist of serotonin (5-HT) receptors by inducing 5-HT release by a 5-HT reuptake transporter-dependent(More)
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