Love is the drug for male finches

日期:2017-08-09 04:00:11 作者:姜烙 阅读:

SOME people get their kicks from drugs and alcohol. Male birds might get equally high while wooing a mate, a euphoria they don’t feel when singing solo. Neal Hessler and Ya-Chun Huang of the Riken Brain Science Institute in Saitama, Japan, found that when a male zebra finch sang directly to a potential mate, neurons were activated in a region of the brain called the ventral tegmental area, or VTA. Neurons in the equivalent human brain region are activated when people take drugs such as cocaine,