Experientia

, Volume 41, Issue 11, pp 1447–1449 | Cite as

Testosterone and eye-brain asymmetry for copulation in chickens

  • L. J. Rogers
  • J. V. Zappia
  • S. P. Bullock
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Summary

Asymmetry of eye function has been demonstrated in the young chicken. Precocious copulation following intramuscular treatment with testosterone can be elicited by presentation of an appropriate stimulus to the left eye, but not to the right eye.

Key words

Eye-brain asymmetry lateralization copulation testosterone monocular testing chickens 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Rogers
    • 1
  • J. V. Zappia
    • 1
  • S. P. Bullock
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmacology DepartmentMonash UniversityClayton(Australia)

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