Impact of generalized brain arousal on sexual behavior.

  title={Impact of generalized brain arousal on sexual behavior.},
  author={Zachary M. Weil and Qiuyu Zhang and Allison Hornung and David Blizard and Donald W. Pfaff},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={107 5},
Although there is an extensive amount known about specific sensory and motor functions of the vertebrate brain, less is understood about the regulation of global brain states. We have recently proposed that a function termed generalized arousal (Ag) serves as the most elemental driving force in the nervous system, responsible for the initial activation of all behavioral responses. An animal with increased generalized CNS arousal is characterized by greater motor activity, increased responsivity… CONTINUE READING


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