Happy Valentine’s Week! This article will delve into the neuroscience underlying pair bond formation in prairie voles, including the new study which has challenged the previously accepted theory.
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You Can’t Spell ‘Love’ Without ‘Vole’
posted by Jacqueline Mosko
Left over right: Communicative auditory processing from mice to men
posted by megkirch
The terms “left” and “right”, if not used to give directions, are often evoked to describe a preference. You might prefer to kick with your right leg, or throw with your right arm, or lead with your right foot on your skateboard or surfboard. Political convictions often lean left or right. And then there’s handedness, […]
Technicalities of the Tingles: The science of sounds that feel good. #ASMR
posted by kkiritah
“I wanted someone speaking in lightly accented English. And I wanted them talking to me about jewelry, slowly and deliberately.” — Andrea Seigel, This American Life #491: Tribes (aired March 29, 2013) Now that NeuWriteSD’s gender month is over, I thought I’d ease our readers back into the usual routine with a scientifically-stimulating but slightly […]
Your Brain on Sex
posted by Catie Profaci
What happens in the brain during sex? Are gender stereotypes a cultural construct? Or are there true neurological differences in how men and women experience sex—desire, arousal, orgasm?
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