Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System by Rebecca M. Shansky

By Rebecca M. Shansky

Sex modifications within the principal frightened method offers a finished exam of the present country of intercourse variations examine, from either the fundamental technology and medical learn views. Given the present NIH directive that funded preclinical learn needs to reflect on either ladies and men, this subject is of curiosity to an expanding percent of the neuroscience learn inhabitants.

The quantity serves as a useful source, providing insurance of a variety of themes: intercourse modifications in cognition, studying, and reminiscence, intercourse hormone signaling mechanisms, neuroimmune interactions, epigenetics, social habit, neurologic disorder, mental problems, and tension. Discussions of analysis in either animal versions and human sufferer populations are included.

  • Details how intercourse hormones have frequent results at the worried approach and effect the way in which men and women function
  • Assists readers in deciding upon how intercourse affects their learn and perform, and assists in picking the best way to modify learn courses to include intercourse influences
  • Includes discussions of study in either animal versions and human sufferer populations, and at a variety of developmental stages
  • Features revised and up-to-date chapters via leaders within the box round the globe—the broadest, so much professional insurance available

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Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System

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2 CREB There is mixed evidence for a diverging role of CREB in males and females. , 2002). In contrast, direct and indirect evidence suggests a differential role of the transcription factor CREB in memory formation in males and females. , 2004) in the CA1 area of the hippocampus, but not the dentate gyrus or CA3. This suggests that CREB is more readily induced in males compared with females, and further, CREB may be more important in memory processes in males. , 2007). Given that the latter study observed sex differences only in aged mice, it is possible that these results reflect more general susceptibility to memory impairments in females compared with males.

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