The neurobiology of fruit fly courtship helps illuminates human disorders of motivation

New study reveals that a male fruit fly's decision to court or ignore a female stems from the convergence of motivation, perception and chance. The triad affects the balance of excitatory versus inhibitory signals in the brain to influence decision making. Findings may yield insights about addiction disorders, depression.

The neurobiology of fruit fly courtship helps illuminates human disorders of motivation

Two fruit flies meet in an acrylic mating chamber and check each other out. It's the insect version of speed dating for science.

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Medical Xpress

Deep in the fly brain, a clue to how evolution changes minds

For lovers throughout the animal kingdom, finding a suitable mate requires the right chemistry. Now, scientists at The Rockefeller University have been able to map an unexpected path in which ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Deep in the fly brain, a clue to how evolution changes minds, Wed 11 Jul 18 from ScienceDaily

Deep in the fly brain, a clue to how evolution changes minds, Wed 11 Jul 18 from Eurekalert

Clue to How Evolution Changes Discovered Deep in Fly Brain

NewsFor lovers throughout the animal kingdom, finding a suitable mate requires the right chemistry. Now, scientists have been able to map an unexpected path evolution arranged for animals to ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from Laboratory Equipment

The Love Lives of Fruit Flies

New study reveals that a male fruit fly's decision to court or ignore a female stems from the convergence of motivation, perception and chance that affects the balance of excitatory versus inhibitory ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Newswise

The love lives of fruit flies, Fri 13 Jul 18 from Eurekalert

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