Sex and the brain: from hormones to behavior

Sexual arousal can be felt in our bodies, but it all starts in our brains. A complex concert of sex hormones and firing brain cells cause feelings of sexual desire and pleasure. Through hormone treatments and by turning brain areas on or off in rats, we can study how the brain regulates the motivation for sexual behavior. Ultimately, this helps us understand how the brain makes us do what we do.

Sex and the brain: from hormones to behavior

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