Franklin

Sex and the brain / edited by Gillian Einstein.

Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 834 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Sex differences.
Sex (Biology).
Sexual dimorphism (Animals).
Medical subjects:
Brain -- physiology -- Collected Works.
Sex Characteristics -- Collected Works.
Behavior, Animal -- physiology -- Collected Works.
Brain -- anatomy & histology -- Collected Works.
Gonadal Steroid Hormones -- Collected Works.
Sexual Behavior -- physiology -- Collected Works.
Contents:
I. Background/Introduction. The concept of sexual dimorphisms
The hypothalamic-pituitary axis
Sexual differentiation
The alignment of chromosomes, phenotype, and gender
The biochemistry and actions of steroid hormones
Organization and activation. II. Central Nervous System Dimorphisms. The song bird
The mammalian spinal cord
The mammalian brain: the anatomy of cycling
The mammalian brain: the anatomy of difference
The mammalian brain: physiological correlated
The mammalian brain: neurotransmitter systems. III. Mechanisms of Creating Dimorphisms. Receptor-mediated estrogenic effects
Estrogens and growth factors
Estrogens and plasticity
Genes
Experience. IV Dimorphisms and Cognition. Intellectual and spatial abilities
Language abilities
Hemispheric specialization. V. Dimorphisms and Identity. Female and male
Gay and straight
Transgendered and gendered. VI. Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Einstein, Gillian.
ISBN:
0262050870
9780262050876
OCLC:
79256702
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