Female behavior is affected by male ultrasonic vocalizations in house mice

@article{Pomerantz1983FemaleBI,
  title={Female behavior is affected by male ultrasonic vocalizations in house mice},
  author={Steven M. Pomerantz and Antonio A. N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Noel J. Bean},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={1983},
  volume={31},
  pages={91-96}
}
The effects of male-mouse ultrasonic vocalizations on female preference behavior were investigated using Swiss-Webster mice. Intact females spent more time with an intact tethered male than with a devocalized tethered male during 3-min preference tests. Female preference behavior was similar during estrus and diestrus; but, a preference for the vocalizing male was absent after ovariectomy, and returned following replacement treatment with ovarian hormones. Similar effects on female behavior… Expand
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