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Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, with a new paper on the vomeronasal organ. It doesn’t really exist in humans, but in mice…it’s the difference between a homicidal male and a magnificent mate! Following mating, changes in how the vomeronasal organ responds to baby mice turn these formerly aggressive males into great fathers! Head over and check it out.

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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