Hypothalamic knife cuts that disrupt mating in male gerbils sever efferents and forebrain afferents of the sexually dimorphic area.

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The sexually dimorphic area (SDA) of the gerbil hypothalamus is essential for male sexual behavior. To determine (a) if the SDA can affect mating via laterally projecting axons and (b) which SDA afferents might affect mating, male gerbils were given bilateral, parasagittal knife cuts lateral to the medial or lateral SDA. Others were given cuts with a knife… (More)

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@article{Yahr1994HypothalamicKC, title={Hypothalamic knife cuts that disrupt mating in male gerbils sever efferents and forebrain afferents of the sexually dimorphic area.}, author={Pauline Yahr and Carl H Jacobsen}, journal={Behavioral neuroscience}, year={1994}, volume={108 4}, pages={735-42} }