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#Winning at SfN Poster Lotto with Vodka and the Vacillating Voles

This is a guest post in our #NPGsfn11 blog series and posted on behalf of Zen Faulkes. Browsing through the Neuroscience poster session, I was stopped by an unusual title. Almost all the posters around me featured mice, but I spotted “vole” in the title of this poster. I had to find out why these scientists zigged when all the others zagged. The presenter, A.M. Anacker, had a great answer. Prairie voles are well known for pair bonding. This is the vole equivalent to going steady or marriage. This has been the subject of some very elegant neuroethology, which was 

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