Scientists Study Vole Romance Under the Influence

11:32 minutes

You don’t have to be a scientist to know that love and alcohol are a complex cocktail. But how do boozy romantic encounters work on a neurochemical level? To find out, scientists got male and female prairie voles a little tipsy.

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Allison Anacker

Allison Anacker is a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in neuroscience at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for Science Friday. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.