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Axon Regeneration in Peripheral Nerves

"Peripheral nerves are structures that connect the central nervous system (CNS), the brain and spinal cord, with targets. They provide a conduit for transmission of motor signals to skeletal muscles, for sensory feedback to the CNS from skin and deeper structures, and they provide for CNS control of blood vessels and glands. ..." – By Arthur English

The Role of Oxytocin and Vasopressin in the Neural Regulation of Social Behavior

"In order to survive, animals need to be flexible about displays of social behaviors. This flexibility is often sex-specific and extends across numerous biological time scales, including a lifetime, a season, a reproductive cycle, a day, or moment to moment. What some neuroscientists seek to discover is how this flexibility is supported by neural circuitry, which presumably must be flexible as well. ..." – By Heather K. Caldwell

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