Opposing Dopaminergic and GABAergic Neurons Control the Duration and Persistence of Copulation in Drosophila

Abstract

Behavioral persistence is a major factor in determining when and under which circumstances animals will terminate their current activity and transition into more profitable, appropriate, or urgent behavior. We show that, for the first 5 min of copulation in Drosophila, stressful stimuli do not interrupt mating, whereas 10 min later, even minor perturbations… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.09.055

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