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Lessons from heartbreak

Male fruitflies quickly learn that courting already-mated females is useless. It turns out that a small subset of neurons in the male brain signals this negative experience and controls pheromone sensitivity. See Letter p.145

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Figure 1: Fruitfly courtship.

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Ejima, A. Lessons from heartbreak. Nature 489, 38–39 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/489038a

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