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Behavioural neuroscience

Fruity aphrodisiacs

Some fruit odours sexually arouse male fruitflies. The response is mediated by olfactory neurons that are sensitive to food smells and plug into the brain's neural circuit for sexual behaviour. See Letter p.236

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Figure 1: When neurons meet.
Figure 2: Romantic setting.



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Prud'homme, B., Gompel, N. Fruity aphrodisiacs. Nature 478, 190–191 (2011).

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