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Author (up) Bissonnette, T.H.
Title Modification of mammalian sexual cycles. V. The avenue of reception of sexually stimulating light Type Journal Article
Year 1936 Publication Journal of Comparative Psychology Abbreviated Journal Journal of Comparative Psychology
Volume 22 Issue 1 Pages 93-103
Keywords Animals
Abstract The author subjected female ferrets of controlled previous light and sexual history to added nightly lighting (1) without hoods, (2) with hoods which exposed the eyes through holes, and (3) with heads covered by light-tight hoods. The conditions of decreased light on the eyes were associated with delayed oestrus. “The facts indicate that the eyes are the receptors for photo-periodic sexual stimulation in ferrets, mediated by the anterior hypophysis, and that closing their eyes in sleep does not prevent the activation.”
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