Scientists switch on predatory kill instinct in mice

Posted by on January 12, 2017 5:01 pm
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Researchers have isolated the brain circuitry that coordinates predatory hunting, according to a new study. One set of neurons in the amygdala, the brain’s center of emotion and motivation, cues the animal to pursue prey. Another set signals the animal to use its jaw and neck muscles to bite and kill.

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