November 28, 2020

Posterior amygdala regulates sexual and aggressive behaviors in male mice

Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 27 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41593-020-0675-x

Yamaguchi et al. identify a little-known amygdalar region, the posterior amygdala, as a key node in male mouse social behaviors. Two largely non-overlapping subpopulations in the posterior amygdala form parallel projections to distinct hypothalamic regions to regulate mating and fighting.

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