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MPOA: Neural circuit for innate behaviors

The medial preoptic area (MPOA) integrates information from the internal body and external environment and exerts innate behaviors necessary for the suivival of an individual animal and their species. However, the MPOA is composed of a variety of neuronal groups which are intermingled each other, which makes diffuclut to elucidate how the MPOA neurons regulate innate behaviors.

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