Fruit Flies Have Mind-blowing Orgasms, Israeli Scientists Prove

And if they haven't gotten laid, fruit flies demonstrate a desire to get drunk. Studying pleasure in Drosophila neurons could help us better understand and treat the mechanisms of addiction in humans brain, researchers say

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Picture shows a petri dish with three flies inside, two of whom are having sex
There is a reason fruit flies do what the two on the left are doingCredit: Reza Azanchi and Galit Shohat-Ophir
Ruth Schuster
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Guess what this genetically engineered, optogenetically stimulated fly is doingCredit: Avi Jacob, Bar-Ilan University Microscopy Unit
Ejaculation induced by the ontogenetic stimulation of Crz neurons mimics the rewarding value of full copulation in fruit fliesCredit: Shir Zer-Krispil, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University



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