"Hypersexuality" in Male Cats without Brain Damage

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Science  25 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3478, pp. 553-554
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3478.553


During 5 years of observation in a cat colony where mating tests are routinely conducted, the spontaneous occurrence of distortions of sexual activity in male cats has been recorded. Many of the behavioral patterns encountered have previously been described only in brain-damaged animals when they have been used as an index of "hypersexuality." Identical behavior occurs in normal males as a simple training effect.