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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 Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disorders

Sex Differences in Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disorders

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(p.427) Chapter 22 Sex Differences in Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disorders
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Sex Differences in the Brain
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Susan Resnick

Ira Driscoll

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0022

This chapter discusses the morphological and physiological sex differences in the human brain. Recent progress in neuroimaging technology holds the promise of elucidating the neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic correlates of sex-influenced behavior by offering a direct approach to study the brain non-invasively. The aim is to provide a foundation for understanding the impact of sex on the human brain in the context of aging, be it normal or pathological.

Keywords:   sex differences, human brain, neuroimaging, aging

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