Rôle et importance des processus de renforcement dans l'apprentissage du comportement de reproduction chez l'Homme.

Abstract : What are the neurobiological dynamics of mammal and human sexuality? In rodents, mainly sexual hormones and pheromones, and secondarily sexual reflexes and reinforcement processes, would be the main innate factors at the origin of a genuine heterosexual reproductive behavior, the purpose of which is, at the favorable season, to achieve copulation permitting fecundation. It would seem that during evolution, owing to the modifications of the brain of rodents into that of Man's, the hormonal and pheromonal factors have become secondary, whereas the cognitive factors and the reinforcement processes (or reward systems) have become predominant. For these reasons, in Man, the behavior which leads to reproduction may be conceived not as an innate “reproductive behavior”, but as an acquired “erotic behavior” involving behavioral sequences of stimulation of the most erogenous body zones by a partner.
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Serge Wunsch. Rôle et importance des processus de renforcement dans l'apprentissage du comportement de reproduction chez l'Homme.. Neurosciences [q-bio.NC]. Ecole pratique des hautes études - EPHE PARIS, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00447422⟩

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