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The sexual brain

Author: Simon LeVay
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [1993] ©1993
Series: Bradford Book Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the biological roots of human sexual behavior. It puts forward the case that the diversity of human sexuality can best be understood in terms of the development, structure, and function of the brain circuits that produce it. Discarding preconceptions about the motivation and purpose of sexuality, LeVay discusses the scientific evidence bearing on such questions as why we are sexual animals, what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LeVay, Simon.
Sexual Brain.
Cambridge : MIT Press, ©1993
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon LeVay
ISBN: 9780262278218 0262278219 9780262121781 0262121786 9780262620932 0262620936
OCLC Number: 1014475641
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 168 pages)
Contents: Genes, environment and sex --
The evolution of sex and sexual behavior --
The biology of sexual development --
Some basic principles of brain organiztion --
A visit to the hypothalamus --
The elements of sexual intercourse --
Courtship behavior --
Maternal behavior --
Brain circuits for sexuality --
Sex and brain development --
Sex differences beyond sex --
Sexual orientation and its development --
Gender identity and transsexuality.
Series Title: Bradford Book Ser.
Responsibility: Simon LeVay.

Abstract:

This book examines the biological roots of human sexual behavior. It puts forward the case that the diversity of human sexuality can best be understood in terms of the development, structure, and function of the brain circuits that produce it. Discarding preconceptions about the motivation and purpose of sexuality, LeVay discusses the scientific evidence bearing on such questions as why we are sexual animals, what the brain mechanisms are that produce sexual behavior, how these mechanisms differ between men and women and how these differences develop, and finally, what determines a person's sexual orientation: genes, prenatal events, family environment, or early sexual experiences? The book covers evolutionary theory, molecular genetics, endocrinology, brain structure and function, cognitive psychology, and development.--From publisher description.

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