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Illustration of the Circuit Controlling Sexual Receptivity

Caption: This image illustrates the circuit controlling sexual receptivity, as we now understand it. The sketch shows a transparent fly with the female reproductive system and nervous system. In dark orange are the neurons that we now know to be central for controlling sexual receptivity -- as you can see they connect the uterus to the brain.

Credit: Mark Palfreyman

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