The role of mesotocin on social bonding in pinyon jays

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Description: This project investigates how administering mesotocin influences same-sex social bond formation and maintenance in pinyon jayst (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus).

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Duque, JF, Rasmussen, T, Rodriguez, A, & Stevens, J.R. (2020). The role of mesotocin on social bonding in pinyon jays. Ethology, 126, 165-175. doi:10.1111/eth.12990 Abstract: The neuropeptide oxytocin influences mammalian social bonding by facilitating the building and maintenance of parental, sexual, and same-sex social relationships. However, we do not know whether the function of the avian hom...


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