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When researchers gave pair-bonded voles methamphetamine in their drinking water the voles’ brains made less oxytocin. What effect do you think this hormonal change had on partner preference in these animals?

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To explain:  The effect behind the usage of methamphetamine causes hormonal change in animals.

Concept introduction:

Pair bonding is the strong relationship that develops between the heterosexuals of some species. Pair bonding represents the social attachment mostly between the monogamous animals. This pair-bonding behavior has a genetic influence, which can cause modifying changes in the secretion of several hormones.

Explanation

When the monogamous or polygamous voles are exposed to methamphetamine by the usage of drinking water, this causes hormonal changes in the organism. Methamphetamine is the central nervous system’s stimulant that controls the secretion of several hormones like vasopressin and oxytocin...

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