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Curr Biol. 2018 May 7;28(9):R553-R555. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.040.

Social Behavior: Developmental Timing Defies Puberty.

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1
Department of Psychology and Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address: prendergast@uchicago.edu.
2
Departments of Psychology and Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Abstract

A closer look at behavioral development in seasonally breeding rodents reveals more complex relations between puberty and social behavior than previously recognized. Pubertal hormones determine gross amounts of behavior, but play recedes and aggression emerges independently of puberty at predetermined chronological ages.

PMID:
29738728
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.040

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