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Sexual behaviour, reward, and brain function; sexual selection of behaviour

Edmund T. Rolls

in Emotion Explained

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780198570035
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191693793 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570035.003.0009

Series: Series in Affective Science

Sexual behaviour, reward, and brain function; sexual selection of behaviour

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This chapter explains evolutionary biology and some of the evolutionary factors that influence sexual behaviour. Pair-bonding, parental attachment, and sperm competition are covered. Sexual selection of sexual and non-sexual behavior, individual differences, and the neural mechanisms, including oxytocin, pair-bonding, and mother-infant attachment are described.

Keywords: pair-bonding; parental attachment; sperm competition; oxytocin

Chapter.  25024 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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