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The Neural Circuitry of Parenting Behavior

News   Apr 12, 2018 | Original Story from HHMI

 
Neuroscientists Map the Neural Circuits That Underlie Parenting Behavior

In the mouse brain, a cluster of neurons (red) within the medial preoptic area acts as a parenting control hub, orchestrating behaviors like grooming and interacting with pups. Some of these neurons (blue) reach out to a motor command region called the periaqueductal gray. Credit: Dulac Lab/HHMI/Harvard

 
 
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