Effects of sexual experience on conspecific odor preference and estrous odor-induced activation of the vomeronasal projection pathway and the nucleus accumbens in male rats.

@article{Hosokawa2005EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sexual experience on conspecific odor preference and estrous odor-induced activation of the vomeronasal projection pathway and the nucleus accumbens in male rats.},
  author={Nami Hosokawa and Atsuhiko Chiba},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2005},
  volume={1066 1-2},
  pages={101-8}
}
Male rats prefer odors from estrous females to those from sexually active males. Several studies, however, have demonstrated that prior sexual experience was required to develop the preference for estrous odor. Immunohistological methods for visualizing Fos protein have been shown that in sexually experienced male rats, estrous odors activate brain areas… CONTINUE READING