Neurobiology of sexual desire
- Psychology, Biology
The aim of this paper is to elucidate the anatomical and molecular nature of sexual desire by focusing on the telodiencephalic reproductive complex and the functional interactions with the cortico-limbic circuit that regulate sexual and non-sexual motivation.
Neuroendocrine regulation of feminine sexual behavior: lessons from rodent models and thoughts about humans.
- Biology, PsychologyAnnual review of psychology
Although cellular studies in humans are presently impossible to perform, mechanistic studies in rodents may provide clues about the neuroendocrine mechanisms by which hormones act and interact in the brain to influence behavior in all species, including humans.
Translational research into sexual disorders: pharmacology and genomics.
- Biology, PsychologyEuropean journal of pharmacology
Opioid mediation of learned sexual behavior
- Psychology, BiologySocioaffective neuroscience & psychology
This review addressing multiple species, techniques, and pharmaceutical manipulations, several features of opioid mediation of learning become apparent and suggest that, as for other aspects of sexual learning that despite distinctive features conform to underlying behavioral principles, the mediation of conditioned sexual behavior by opioids relies on processes common across reinforcement systems.
The role of conditioning, learning and dopamine in sexual behavior: A narrative review of animal and human studies
- Psychology, BiologyNeuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Centrally released oxytocin mediates mating-induced anxiolysis in male rats
- Biology, PsychologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
It is demonstrated that sexual activity and mating with a receptive female reduce the level of anxiety and increase risk-taking behavior in male rats for several hours, providing direct evidence for an essential role of an activated brain oxytocin system mediating the anxiolytic effect of mating in males.
Central role of somatosensory processes in sexual arousal as identified by neuroimaging techniques
- PsychologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract Research on the neural correlates of sexual arousal is a growing field of research in affective neuroscience. A new approach studying the correlation between the hemodynamic cerebral…
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NEUROENDOCRINE AND CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSE TO SEXUAL AROUSAL AND ORGASM IN MEN
- Biology, MedicinePsychoneuroendocrinology
Effects of brain testosterone implants on appetitive and consummatory components of male sexual behavior in Japanese quail
- Biology, PsychologyBrain Research Bulletin
Chronic fluoxetine inhibits sexual behavior in the male rat: reversal with oxytocin
- Biology, PsychologyPsychopharmacology
The reversal by Oxytocin of the fluoxetine-induced deficit in ejaculations is consistent with the hypothesis that serotonin suppresses ejaculatory mechanisms by interrupting the action of oxytocin, which normally accompanies sexual behavior.
The Role of Oxytocin in Relation to Female Sexual Arousal
- Biology, PsychologyGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Oxytocin serum levels were measured before and after sexual stimulation in 12 healthy women and values of oxytocin 1 min after orgasm were significantly higher than baseline levels, supporting the hypothesis that Oxytocin plays a major part in human sexual response both in neuroendocrine function and postcoital behavior.
Effects of Naloxone on the Acquisition and Expression of Appetitive and Consummatory Sexual Behavior in Male Japanese Quail
- Biology, PsychologyPhysiology & Behavior
Neuroanatomical Correlates of Visually Evoked Sexual Arousal in Human Males
- Psychology, BiologyArchives of sexual behavior
PET identified brain regions whose activation was correlated with visually evoked sexual arousal in males, and activation of some of these areas was positively correlated with plasma testosterone levels.
Appetitive and Consummatory Sexual Behaviors of Female Rats in Bilevel Chambers I. A Correlational and Factor Analysis and the Effects of Ovarian Hormones
- Psychology, BiologyHormones and Behavior
Use of bilevel chambers allows complex patterns of sexual behavior to be observed in female rats and may thus facilitate the identification of neurochemical or endocrine mechanisms associated with different aspects of female sexual motivation and performance.
Blockade of the establishment of the sexual inhibition resulting from sexual exhaustion by the Coolidge effect
- Psychology, BiologyBehavioural Brain Research
Testosterone stimulation of the medial preoptic area and medial amygdala in the control of male hamster sexual behavior: redundancy without amplification
- Biology, PsychologyBehavioural Brain Research
Appetitive and Consummatory Male Sexual Behavior in Japanese Quail Are Differentially Regulated by Subregions of the Preoptic Medial Nucleus
- Biology, PsychologyThe Journal of Neuroscience
Detailed anatomical analysis revealed that lesions of a subdivision of the POM just rostral to the anterior commissure specifically impair CSB, whereas lesions that are more rostrals to this subdivision induce a severe deficit in ASB.