The Monogamous Brain
Discusses the chemical and psychological processes in the brain that are involved in the formation of social bonds in the prairie vole, a mouse-sized rodent. Monogamous nature of the vole; Social life and family attachments; Focus on the role of the oxytocin and vasopressin hormones in prairie vole monogamy; Paternal care of the young.
Insel, T. R., & Carter Porges, C. (1995). The Monogamous Brain. Natural History, 104(8), 12-14.