Journal article

Neurological control of human sexual behaviour: insights from lesion studies

Amee D Baird, Sarah J Wilson, Peter F Bladin, Michael M Saling, David C Reutens

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2007

Abstract

We review the human literature examining the effects of neurological insult on human sexual behaviour. We provide a synthesis of the findings to date, and identify key brain regions associated with specific aspects of human sexual behaviour. These include subcortical and cortical regions, with the mesial temporal lobe and the amygdala in particular being a crucial structure in the mediation of human sexual drive.