Sex is a fundamentally important biological variable. Recent years have seen significant progress in the integration of sex in many aspects of basic and clinical research, including analyses of sex differences in brain function. Significant advances in the technology available for studying the endocrine and nervous systems are now coupled with a more sophisticated awareness of the interconnections of these two communication systems of the body. A thorough
understanding of the current knowledge, conceptual approaches, methodological capabilities, and challenges is a prerequisite to continued progress in research and therapeutics in this interdisciplinary area.
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. The book is arranged in three parts. The first part of the book introduces the study of sex differences in the brain, with an overview of how the brain, stress systems, and pharmacogenomics differ in males and females and how this
information is important for the study of behavior and neurobiology of both genders. The second part presents examples of sex differences in neurobiology and behavior from both basic and clinical research perspectives, covering both humans and nonhuman animals. The final part discusses sex differences in the
neurobiology of disease and neurological disorders.
For interested individuals as well as those who are considering conducting research at the intersections of endocrinology, neuroscience, and other areas of biomedicine, the study of sex differences offers exciting and challenging questions and perspectives. This book is intended as a guide and resource for clinicians, scientists, and students.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 1025 g
Dimensions: 259 x 187 x 28 mm
"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 Becker and her five colleagues have written and edited a brilliant, long-overdue guidebook leading us to better understanding, treatment, and care of men and women...The questing student of any age will find answers to many thorny questions- as well as more challenges to his or her perspectives and relationships."--Nancy Yanes-Hoffman, from the Writing Doctor blog
"Information content is high, references are ample, and the continuity between different chapters has been skillfully coordinated...These chapters deserve to be widely read, and they will undoubtedly attract bright young minds to the field."--Science
"A worthwhile addition to any collection. Recommended."--Choice