Sex differences in the brain: from genes to behavior

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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 progress in research and therapeutics in this interdisciplinary area.Sex Differences in the Brain provides scientists with the basic tools for investigating sex differences in brain and behavior and insight into areas where important progress in understanding physiologically relevant sex differences has already been made. This book was edited and co-authored by members of the Isis Fund Network on Sex, Gender, Drugs and the Brain, sponsored by the Society for Womens Health Research.The book is arranged in three parts. The first part of the book introduces the study of sex differences in the brain, with an overview of how the brain, stress systems, and pharmacogenetics differ in males and females and how this information is important for the study of behavior and neurobiology of both genders. The second part presents examples of sex differences in neurobiology and behavior from both basic and clinical research perspectives, covering both humans and nonhuman animals. The final part discusses sex differences in the neurobiology of disease and neurological disorders.For interested individuals as well as those who are considering conducting research at the intersections of endocrinology, neuroscience, and other areas of biomedicine, the study of sex differences offers exciting and challenging questions and perspectives. This book is intended as a guide and resource for clinicians, scientists, and students.
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table_of_contents Sex differences in children's play / Sheri A. Berenbaum ... [et al.] -- Sex differences in the neurocognition of language / Michael T. Ullman, Robbin A. Miranda, and Michelle L. Travers -- Endocrine contributions to sex differences in visuospatial perception and cognition / Elizabeth Hampson -- Sex differences in infectious and autoimmune diseases / Sabra L. Klein -- Sex differences in neuroimmunology / Steven S. Zalcman -- Sex differences in pain / Emeran A. Mayer, Jennifer S. Labus, and Karen S. Berkley -- Sex differences in anxiety disorders / Margaret Altemus and Laura Epstein -- Hormones and mood / Meir Steiner and Elizabeth A. Young -- Sex differences in brain aging and Alzheimer's disorders / Susan Resnick and Ira Driscoll -- Sex differences in Parkinson's disease / David G. Standaert and Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri., Why are there two sexes? / Turk Rhen and David Crews -- Sex differences in the brain: what's old and what's new / Margaret M. McCarthy and Arthur P. Arnold -- Research and methodological issues in the study of sex differences and hormone-behavior relations / Lisa Eckel ... [et al.] -- Methodological issues in the study of hormone-behavior relations in humans: understanding and monitoring the menstrual cycle / Elizabeth Hampson and Elizabeth A. Young -- Sex differences in pharmacogenomics as a tool to study CNS disorders / Julia Pinsonneault and Wolfgang Sadée -- Sex differences in HPA axis regulation / Elizabeth A. Young ... [et al.] -- Steroid hormone receptors and sex differences in behavior / Toni R. Pak and Robert J. Handa -- Sex differences affiliative behavior and social bonding / Larry J. Young and C. Sue Carter -- Sex differences in the organization of movement / Evelyn F. Field and Ian Q. Whishaw -- Sex differences in motivation / Jill B. Becker and Jane R. Taylor -- Sex differences in neuroplasticity / Csaba Leranth, Neil J. MacLusky, and Tibor Hajszan -- Sex differences in cognitive in cognitive function in rodents / Victoria Luine and Gary Dohanich -- Sex differences in energy metabolism, obesity, and eating behavior / Nori Geary and Jennifer Lovejoy --
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