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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 the Organization of Movement

Sex Differences in the Organization of Movement

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(p.155) Chapter 9 Sex Differences in the Organization of Movement
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Sex Differences in the Brain
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Evelyn F. Field

Ian Q. Whishaw

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0009

This chapter presents research focusing on the question of whether there are sex differences in the kinematic organization of movement. In addition, the relative contributions of gonadal steroids, the central nervous system (CNS), and of body morphology to the development and subsequent adult expression of sex-typical patterns of movement are discussed. The chapter considers sexual differentiation of the kinematic organization of behavior during juvenile play, dodging to protect a food item and contact righting.

Keywords:   sex differences, kinematic organization, movement, gonadal steroids, central nervous system, body morphology

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