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Brain mediation of Anolis social dominance displays. I. Differential basal ganglia activation.

@article{Baxter2001BrainMO,
  title={Brain mediation of Anolis social dominance displays. I. Differential basal ganglia activation.},
  author={Lewis R. Baxter and Robert F. Ackermann and Edward C. Clark and John E. G. Baxter},
  journal={Brain, behavior and evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          169-83
        }
}
Ritualistic displays of aggressive intent are important social signals, often obviating physically dangerous engagement. To date, however, brain regions mediating such behaviors are not established. Here we used male Anolis carolinensis together with an in vivo 14C-2-deoxyglucose method to determine patterns of brain activation during elicitation of this animal's dominance displays vs. other behaviors. By patching one eye regional brain activation in the hemisphere receiving display-evocative… 

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