Manipulating the brain controls maternal behavior in females and reduces aggression in males, mouse study shows

7 octubre 2015

Most female mammals give birth and care for their offspring, while the males often breed with multiple partners and play little role in parenting once the mating is over. Yet researchers have had a hard time pinpointing where, exactly, in the brain these differences between the sexes are located and how they translate into behavior. The extent of ‘hardwired parental behavior’ is hotly disputed.