Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System

Rebecca M. Shansky

Sex Differences in the Central Nervous System “offers a comprehensive examination of the current state of sex differences research, from both the basic science and clinical research perspectives. Given the current NIH directive that funded preclinical research must consider both females and males, this topic is of interest to an increasing percentage of the neuroscience research population.

The volume serves as an invaluable resource, offering coverage of a wide range of topics: sex differences in cognition, learning, and memory, sex hormone signaling mechanisms, neuroimmune interactions, epigenetics, social behavior, neurologic disease, psychological disorders, and stress. Discussions of research in both animal models and human patient populations are included.
Details how sex hormones have widespread effects on the nervous system and influence the way males and females functionAssists readers in determining how sex impacts their research and practice, and assists in determining how to adjust research programs to incorporate sex influencesIncludes discussions of research in both animal models and human patient populations, and at various developmental stagesFeatures revised and updated chapters by leaders in the field around the globe-the broadest, most expert coverage available


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