Learning and memory during aggression in Drosophila: handling affects aggression and the formation of a "loser" effect.

@article{Trannoy2015LearningAM,
  title={Learning and memory during aggression in Drosophila: handling affects aggression and the formation of a "loser" effect.},
  author={Severine Trannoy and Edward A. Kravitz},
  journal={Journal of nature and science},
  year={2015},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={
          e56
        }
}
Aggressive behavior in Drosophila melanogaster serves to acquire or defense vital resources such as food, territory or access to mates. Flies learn from previous fighting experience and modify and adapt their behavior to new situations, suggesting that learning and memory play a major role in agonistic encounters. Prior fighting experience influences the outcome of later contests: losing a fight increases the probability of losing second contests, revealing the formation of a "loser" effect. In… CONTINUE READING
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