The vertebrate social behavior network: evolutionary themes and variations.

@article{Goodson2005TheVS,
  title={The vertebrate social behavior network: evolutionary themes and variations.},
  author={James L. Goodson},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={11-22}
}
Based on a wide variety of data, it is now clear that birds and teleost (bony) fish possess a core "social behavior network" within the basal forebrain and midbrain that is homologous to the social behavior network of mammals. The nodes of this network are reciprocally connected, contain receptors for sex steroid hormones, and are involved in multiple forms of social behavior. Other hodological features and neuropeptide distributions are likewise very similar across taxa. This evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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