Musky goat aroma fires up female brains

An aroma given off by male goats activates reproductive brain regions in their female counterparts.

The study is the first to make a link between pheromones that activate the “central reproduction axis”. Researchers collected pheromones from the heads of normal and castrated male goats using a custom-made cap and found a number of hormones specific to the intact goats.

Lead researchers Yukari Takeuchi and Professor Yuji Mori are hopeful the findings could be used to investigate links between pheromones and brain activity in other animals, and possibly even humans.

Read more at University of Tokyo