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Sexy circuits

As in humans, the actions and reactions of male and female fruitflies during courtship are quite distinct. The differences seem to lie in gender-specific neural interpretations of the same sensory signals. See Letter p.686

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Figure 1: Sexual dimorphisms in the fly brain5.

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Benton, R. Sexy circuits. Nature 468, 639–640 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/468638a

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