author={M. Spinella},
  journal={International Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={369 - 385}
  • M. Spinella
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Neuroscience
Research from a variety of methodologies is demonstrating a role for neuroanatomical structures in different aspects of sexual behavior. This article reviews the particular contribution of prefrontal-subcortical systems to sexual behavior, including regions of prefrontal cortex (i.e., dorsolateral, medial, and orbitofrontal cortex), and associated subcortical structures (i.e., basal ganglia and thalamus). Findings are integrated from functional neuroimaging and clinical studies in humans, as… Expand
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