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Sex differences in the brain : from genes to behavior

Author: Jill B Becker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill B Becker
ISBN: 9780195311587 0195311582
OCLC Number: 140100370
Description: xxiv, 480 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Thomas R. Insel --
Preface / Sherry A. Marts --
Introduction --
Contributors --
pt. 1. Strategies, methods, and background --
ch. 1. Why are there two sexes? / Turk Rhen and David Crews --
ch. 2. Sex differences in the brain : what's old and what's new / Margaret M. McCarthy and Arthur P. Arnold --
ch. 3. Research and methodological issues in the study of sex differences and hormone-behavior relations / Lisa Eckel [and others] --
ch. 4. Methodological issues in the study of hormone-behavior relations in humans: understanding and monitoring the menstrual cycle / Elizabeth Hampson and Elizabeth A. Young --
ch. 5. Sex differences in pharmacogenomics as a tool to study CNS disorders / Julia Pinsonneault and Wolfgang Sadée --
ch. 6. Sex differences in HPA axis regulation / Elizabeth A. Young [and others] --
pt. 2. Sex differences in neurobiology and behavior --
ch. 7. Steroid hormone receptors and sex differences in behavior / Toni R. Pak and Robert J. Handa --
ch. 8. Sex differences affiliative behavior and social bonding / Larry J. Young and C. Sue Carter --
ch. 9. Sex differences in the organization of movement / Evelyn F. Field and Ian Q. Whishaw --
ch. 10. Sex differences in motivation / Jill B. Becker and Jane R. Taylor --
ch. 11. Sex differences in neuroplasticity / Csaba Leranth, Neil J. MacLusky, and Tibor Hajszan --
ch. 12. Sex differences in cognitive function in rodents / Victoria Luine and Gary Dohanich --
ch. 13. Sex differences in energy metabolism, obesity, and eating behavior / Nori Geary and Jennifer Lovejoy. ch. 14. Sex differences in children's play / Sheri A. Berenbaum [and others] --
ch. 15. Sex differences in the neurocognition of language / Michael T. Ullman, Robbin A. Miranda, and Michelle L. Travers --
ch. 16. Endocrine contributions to sex differences in visuospatial perception and cognition / Elizabeth Hampson --
pt. 3. Sex differences in the neurobiology of disease --
ch. 17. Sex differences in infectious and autoimmune diseases / Sabra L. Klein --
ch. 18. Sex differences in neuroimmunology / Steven S. Zalcman --
ch. 19. Sex differences in pain / Emeran A. Mayer, Jennifer S. Labus, and Karen S. Berkley --
ch. 20. Sex differences in anxiety disorders / Margaret Altemus and Laura Epstein --
ch. 21. Hormones and mood / Meir Steiner and Elizabeth A. Young --
ch. 22. Sex differences in brain aging and Alzheimer's disorders / Susan Resnick and Ira Driscoll --
ch. 23. Sex differences in Parkinson's disease / David G. Standaert and Ippolita Cantuti-Castelvetri --
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Responsibility: edited by Jill B. Becker [and others].
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"It is refreshing...to see authors discourse on the neurobiology of sex differences as a scientific rather than social entity. The book is quite informative on a number of topics."--Doody's"Doctor Read more...

 
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