21 February 2003
Vol 299, Issue 5610

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COVER Mice, like many territorial mammals, use pheromones to identify fellow animals and to determine their reproductive readiness. Recording from single nerve cells in the brain's pheromone-processing region during intimate social interactions, as described on page 1196, provides a picture of how these powerful yet mysterious signals are represented in the mammalian brain. [Illustration: Terry E. Smith]