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Rats giggle when they’re tickled and flatworms fence with their penises. Who knew? Explore the science behind animal behavior and see where we fit in this quirky world.

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  • February 22, 2012
  • 12:56 PM

The "Love Hormone" of 2012

by Miss Behavior in The Scorpion and the Frog

Hello and welcome to the Love Hormone Pageant ResultsShow!  You have cast your votes, theresults are in, and the “Love Hormone” of 2012 is… (dramatic pause)… Dopamine!Dopamine is arguably the most exciting of love hormones.A neurotransmitter produced in the brain, dopamine plays a key role in manymotivated behaviors (and love, especiallyfalling in love, involves a lot ofmotivated behavior). It does this mostly through the mesolimbic reward system,which largely consists of dopamine-p........ Read more »

  • February 8, 2012
  • 10:56 AM

Friends with Benefits

by Miss Behavior in The Scorpion and the Frog

"It is not so much our friends' help that helps usas the confident knowledge that they will help us."-Epicurus, Greek philosopher (341 - 270 BC)“Silences make the real conversations between friends.Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.”-Margaret Lee Runbeck, American author (1905 - 1956)photo by Jérôme Micheletta, Macaca Nigra ProjectWhere would we be without our friends? Friends lend a hand in bad times and cheer uson in good times. They make us laugh, share their fo........ Read more »

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