Neurobiology of sociability.

@article{Caldwell2012NeurobiologyOS,
  title={Neurobiology of sociability.},
  author={Heather K. Caldwell},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={739},
  pages={
          187-205
        }
}
Sociability consists of behaviors that bring animals together and those that keep animals apart. Remarkably, while the neural circuitry that regulates these two "faces" of sociability differ from one another, two neurohormones, oxytocin (Oxt) and vasopressin (Avp), have been consistently implicated in the regulation of both. In this chapter the the structure and function of the Oxt and Avp systems, the ways in which affiliative and aggressive behavior are studied and the roles of Oxt and Avp in… CONTINUE READING

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