Monogamy: Dopamine ties the knot

Scott Edwards, David W. Self

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Abstract

Prairie voles form lasting pair bonds with their mating partners after a single experience of sexual activity, and this reward-related learning depends on dopamine. A new paper reports that two dopamine receptor subtypes contribute differently to the initial formation of pair bonds and to their maintenance by the promotion of selective aggression toward alternative mates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalNature neuroscience
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

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