Neurological control of human sexual behaviour: insights from lesion studies

Amee Dylan Baird, Sarah J Wilson, Peter F Bladin, Michael Saling, David Charles Reutens

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We review the human literature examining the effects of neurological insult on human sexual behaviour. We provide a synthesis of the findings to date, and identify key brain regions associated with specific aspects of human sexual behaviour. These include subcortical and cortical regions, with the mesial temporal lobe and the amygdala in particular being a crucial structure in the mediation of human sexual drive.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1042 - 1049
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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