Flashcards in Male Reproductive Behaviour 5 Deck (7)
What is the consummatory and appetitive behaviour in mating?
Appetitive involves things such as courtship
Consummatory involves the act of mating- copulation
If an aromatase inhibitor reduced both appetitive and consummatory behaviour in males what does that indicate?
Both are activated and maintained by oestrogens derived from testosterone
What are the 3 different categories of behaviour through POM lesioning?
Normal ASB, weak CSB
Normal ASM, no CSB
No ASB, no CSB
What happens if the preoptic area (POA) is lesioned?
Lesioning of the POA reduces or eliminates consummatory behaviour but not appetitive
Give an example of a study where mice are effected by social cues in mating behaviour:
Clue- olfactory cues
Given wintergreen odour in the presence of a female
Responded to the wintergreen odour in the same way that untrained mice responded to female presence by increased hormone concentrations
Associated the odour with mating behaviour
What is the Coolidge effect?
The idea that males would rather mare with multiple females than the same female every time