Neuron; auth R Benton

Neuron. 2011 Feb 10;69(3):399-401.

Decision making: singin’ in the brain.

Benton R.

Center for Integrative Genomics, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. richard.benton@unil.ch

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Abstract

Which neurons in the brain “decide” to initiate particular behaviors in response to sensory information? In this issue of Neuron, two papers (Kohatsu et al. and von Philipsborn et al.) identify candidates in the courtship circuitry of Drosophila. The activity of these neurons is both regulated by sex pheromones and necessary and sufficient to trigger male love song.

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