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‘Sex drive switch’ discovered in male mouse brain that kicks their libido into overdrive

The neurons highlighted on this composite picture of the male mouse mind — the preoptic hypothalamus (POA), in inexperienced, and the mattress nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), in pink — are related and regulate sexual conduct, a brand new examine finds.  (Picture credit score: Dr. Daniel Bayless, Shah lab)

Scientists might have uncovered the mind’s “on swap” for male libido, a brand new examine in mice suggests. 

The swap is definitely extra of a circuit, consisting of a bunch of neurons that connects a number of areas of the mind. The newly recognized circuit not solely helps male mice acknowledge females but additionally controls their need to have intercourse with them, full the act itself and expertise pleasure in consequence, the examine suggests. 

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