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The Biology of Homosexuality

Jacques Balthazart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This book presents a simple description of the biological mechanisms that are involved in the determination of sexual orientation in animals and also presumably in humans. Using scientific studies ... More


Contexts and Ethology of Vertebrate Aggression: Implications for the Evolution of Hormone-Behavior Interactions

John C. Wingfield, Ignacio T. Moore, Wolfgang Goymann, Douglas W. Wacker, and Todd Sperry

in Biology of Aggression

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168761
eISBN:
9780199865444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter begins by discussing the types and contexts of vertebrate aggression and how it is controlled by the endocrine system. It then addresses hormone-aggression interactions and their ... More


Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Aging

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter examines the changes in brain plasticity and endocrine function with aging. It discusses whether the decrease in plasma levels of several hormones that occur with aging represents a ... More


Hormones and the Mutable Brain

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concepts of homeostasis, allostasis, homeodynamics, brain plasticity, and endocrine glands. It then discusses cellular plasticity, cellular replacement, ... More


Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Jill B. Becker, Karen J. Berkley, Nori Geary, Elizabeth Hampson, James P. Herman, and Elizabeth Young (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Sex is a fundamentally important biological variable. Recent years have seen significant progress in the integration of sex in many aspects of basic and clinical research, including analyses of sex ... More


The Hormonal Control of Sexual Behavior

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter presents a brief review of a mass of data widely accepted in the scientific world concerning the neuroendocrinology of behavior. Although a dense array of technical points is presented, ... More


Central Autonomic Control of the Pancreas

R. Alberto Travagli and Kirsteen N. Browning

in Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195306637
eISBN:
9780199894130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The autonomic nervous system plays a major role in controlling the exocrine and endocrine functions of the pancreas. This chapter provides an overview of the peripheral (parasympathetic, sympathetic, ... More


Intestinal Satiety

DANIELLE GREENBERG

in Satiation: From Gut to Brain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195105155
eISBN:
9780199848263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105155.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter also reviews the evidence concerning the preabsorptive sites, adequate stimuli, and neural and endocrine or paracrine components of small intestinal satiating mechanisms. The chapter ... More


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