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Development of Lung Innervation

"The cardiorespiratory organs represent an integrated interoceptive system whose proper function permits life in vertebrates. Significant insights into this integrated unit have been generated from understanding the neural control of respiratory rhythm, frequency, and tidal volume, all of which ultimately are regulated through neural control of diaphragmatic contraction. ..." – By Talita de Melo e Silva, Catherine Miriam Czeisler and José Javier Otero

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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