Vol. 23 (Suppl 4) 2002 Neuro endocrinology letters

The neural mechanisms of mate choice: a hypothesis.

: Scientists have described many physical and behavioral traits in avian and mammalian species that evolved to attract mates. But the brain mechanisms by which conspecifics become attracted to these traits is unknown. This paper maintains that two aspects of mate choice evolved in tandem: 1) traits that evolved in the "display producer".....