Document Detail

Social information changes the brain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23045669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Social animals live in complex physical and social environments requiring them to attend and rapidly respond to social and environmental information by changing their behavior. A key social influence is rank or status, a ubiquitous element in animal societies. Rank typically regulates access to reproduction and other resources, among other consequences for individuals. Because reproduction is arguably the most important event in any animals' life, understanding how reproduction is regulated by social status and related physiological factors can instruct our understanding of evolutionary change. This article reviews evidence from a model social system in which reproduction is tightly controlled by social status. Surprisingly, changes in social status have rapid and profound effects over very short time scales and radically alter overt behavior, as well as physiological, cellular, and molecular factors that regulate reproductive capacity.
Russell D Fernald; Karen P Maruska
Related Documents :
21909159 - Intergenerational relationships and union stability in fragile families.
22077049 - The importance of attitudes towards physical activity and its relationship with practic...
22166469 - Exasperating or exceptional? parents' interpretations of their child's adhd behavior.
23125829 - Enactive cinema paves way for understanding complex real-time social interaction in neu...
6859129 - Intracranial aneurysms: a report of a large pedigree.
21764229 - Sexuality after gynaecological cancer: a review of the material, intrapsychic, and disc...
18317709 - Development and validation of a scale to assess social support in the postpartum period.
24786769 - Exploring athletic identity in elite-level english youth football: a cross-sectional ap...
1797719 - Pseudologia fantastica, dissociation, and potential space, in child treatment.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review     Date:  2012-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America     Volume:  109 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1091-6490     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-17     Completed Date:  2013-01-16     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505876     Medline TA:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17194-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal
Biological Evolution
Brain / physiology*
Cichlids / genetics,  physiology
Gene Expression
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone / physiology
Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System / physiology
Models, Animal
Reproduction / physiology
Social Behavior
Social Dominance*
Social Environment
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
33515-09-2/Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Pole-to-pole biogeography of surface and deep marine bacterial communities.
Next Document:  Area-heterogeneity tradeoff and the diversity of ecological communities.