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Sex Differences in the BrainFrom Genes to Behavior$
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Jill B. Becker, Karen J. Berkley, Nori Geary, Elizabeth Hampson, James P. Herman, and Elizabeth Young

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311587

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.001.0001

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Sex Differences in Cognitive Function in Rodents

Sex Differences in Cognitive Function in Rodents

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(p.227) Chapter 12 Sex Differences in Cognitive Function in Rodents
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Sex Differences in the Brain
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Victoria Luine

Gary Dohanich

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0012

Qualitative sexual dimorphisms in cognition and behavior may afford each sex with the requisite tools that provide an edge for their mutual survival and for the survival of their progeny. This chapter reviews cognitive function in rodents within this context of qualitative and quantitative sex differences in performance. It examines whether these sex differences impact day-to-day functioning, contribute to the successful evolution of a species, and can be accounted for by mechanisms underlying cognitive function.

Keywords:   sex differences, qualitative sexual dimorphism, rodents, cognitive function

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