November 30, 2020

Social touch promotes interfemale communication via activation of parvocellular oxytocin neurons

Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 27 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41593-020-0674-y

Charlet, Grinevich et al. show that social touch between female rats activates parvocellular oxytocin neurons; these neurons control social behavior by coordinating the responses of the much larger population of magnocellular oxytocin neurons.

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