• Journal Article

Olfactory Control of Sexual Behavior in Male and Early-Androgenized Female Hamster

Citation

Doty, R. L., Carter Porges, C., & Clemens, L. G. (1971). Olfactory Control of Sexual Behavior in Male and Early-Androgenized Female Hamster. Hormones and Behavior, 2(4), 325-335. DOI: 10.1016/0018-506X(71)90007-9

Abstract

Thirty-seven female hamsters, treated with either sesame oil or testosterone postnatally on days 2, 4, or 10 of life, and 25 male hamsters were given either olfactory bulbectomies or sham operations and tested for mounting behavior in adulthood. Extensive lesioning of the olfactory bulbs eliminated mounting in all subjects, suggesting that the mounting of early androgenized females is dependent upon the same sensory channels as the mounting of the males.