Thursday, 10 October 2002, 12:00AM

Hormones, sex and animal passion: making pleasure out of necessity?

Professor Keith Kendrick

This lecture will consider different patterns of male and female sexual behaviours, how hormones act to control them, and how and why the rigid link between sex and reproduction has been relaxed during evolution to include maintenance of social relationships. We will also consider whether other animals have problems with impotence and if diversity in sexual orientation is unique to humans.

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Professor Keith Kendrick is Systems and Behavioural Neuroscientist and was Gresham Professor of Physic between 2002 and 2006.
He has been a member of the Home Office's animal procedures committee and has worked at the University of Cambridge undertaking research with regards to how neural networks are organised to control recognition and responses to social and emotional cues. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a member of the British Neuroscience Association.

All of Professor Kendrick’s previous lectures may be accessed here.

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10 October 2002

Hormones, sex and animal passion: making pleasure out of necessity?
Professor Keith Kendrick

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