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Androgen-Related Behavior in the Squirrel Monkey: An Issue That is Nothing to Sneeze At
Behavioral and Neural Biology
  • Michael B. Hennessy, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Sally P. Mendoza
  • Christopher L. Coe
  • Edna L. Lowe
  • Seymour Levine
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-1980
Abstract

This study investigated a purported scent-marking behavior, sneezing, in the squirrel monkey. Sneezing occurred more often in males than in females, varied in frequency with the phase of the reproductive cycle in both males and females, and was positively correlated with male testosterone levels during the period when the most sneezing occurred. These results suggest androgen involvement in sneezing and are consistent with the notion that sneezing is a scent-marking behavior in this species.

DOI
10.1016/S0163-1047(80)90959-0
Citation Information
Michael B. Hennessy, Sally P. Mendoza, Christopher L. Coe, Edna L. Lowe, et al.. "Androgen-Related Behavior in the Squirrel Monkey: An Issue That is Nothing to Sneeze At" Behavioral and Neural Biology Vol. 30 Iss. 1 (1980) p. 103 - 108 ISSN: 0163-1047
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_hennessy/8/