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

According to a new National Institutes of Health-funded study, it is not destiny that brings two fruit flies together, but an evolutionary matchmaker of sorts that made tiny adjustments to their brains' mating circuits, so they would be attracted to one another while rejecting advances from other, even closely-related, species. The results, published in Nature, may help explain how a specific female scent triggers completely different responses in different male flies.

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

Love Lives of Fruit Flies May Help Scientists Understand Human Disorders of Motivation

NewsA recent study shows that what tips the balance in favor or against is the convergence of motivation, perception and chance. The combination, the researchers found, powerfully influences ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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

Neurobiology of fruit fly courtship may shed light on human 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 ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from ScienceDaily

The Love Lives of Fruit Flies, Fri 13 Jul 18 from Newswise

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

Fruit fly mating driven by a tweak in specific brain circuit

According to a new National Institutes of Health-funded study, it is not destiny that brings two fruit flies together, but an evolutionary matchmaker of sorts that made tiny adjustments to their ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from Eurekalert

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