Stationary visual scanning and sniffing of novel stimuli were measured using a head-poke response to supplement existing equivocal data on sex differences in exploration. With a short exposure to a novel apparatus, males and females showed a similar frequency of exploratory bouts, but the bouts were longer in females, showing that the sex difference is independent of a simple activity difference. Following familiarization to the apparatus, the sexes did not differ in exploration of an introduced novel stimulus. These results are consistent with males being more susceptible to inhibitory influences, such as disturbance and extreme novelty. Differences in within-trial changes in the level of exploration of a novel stimulus in novel and familiar environments were also observed. Download to read the full article text.
The sounds of orgasms: A study on the sex life of rats informs human sexual behaviour
More specifically, he studies the neurological changes in female rats when they are mating. How long has female pleasure been ignored from the mix of variables of scientific research about sex? Got three hours for me to spout it all off? Rats, like all animals, do not fuck with the conscious motivation of reproduction. Pfaus did a bunch of studies.
Adapting to endure humanity's impact on the world. New research suggests that opioids released during sex improve rats' performance. Gina Mantica. How do rats know when their partners are feeling amorous?