Deprived of females, male flies hit the bottle

André Karwath [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

The idea that a man slighted by the opposite sex might console himself with a stiff drink isn’t especially original, but showing that this social interaction and behavioral outcome occur the same way in fruit flies is a new development in understanding the complexity of reward behavior in the brain.

Lab Anim. (NY) 41, 112 (2012).
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