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What are some biological differences between dominance and victory?

  1. Sep 9, 2011 #1
    In his Introduction to Behavioral Biology lecture from Stanford University's Courseworks*, Robert Sapolsky says that dominance is established by olfaction (pheromones resulting from hormones) and that observation devices detect many physiological response to defeating their opponent in a game of chess that are characteristic of a baboon ripping out the stomach of their rival.

    What are some biological differences between dominance and victory such as in terms of hormone levels and anatomical stimulation (brain regions; muscles; mechanisms of cellular uptake, synthesis and secretion)?

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