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Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Jill B. Becker, Karen J. Berkley, Nori Geary, Elizabeth Hampson, James P. Herman, and Elizabeth Young


Sex is a fundamentally important biological variable. Recent years have seen significant progress in the integration of sex in many aspects of basic and clinical research, including analyses of sex differences in brain function. Significant advances in the technology available for studying the endocrine and nervous systems are now coupled with a more sophisticated awareness of the interconnections of these two communication systems of the body. A thorough understanding of the current knowledge, conceptual approaches, methodological capabilities, and challenges is a prerequisite to continued pr ... More

Keywords: endocrine system, nervous system, stress systems, pharmacogenetics, neurobiology, neurological disorders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195311587
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill B. Becker, editor
University of Michigan

Karen J. Berkley, editor
Florida State University, Tallahasee

Nori Geary, editor
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich




Part I Strategies, Methods, and Background

Part II Sex Differences in Neurobiology and Behavior

Part III Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Disease

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