A Sex Difference on a Novel Spatial Working Memory Task in Humans

@article{Duff2001ASD,
  title={A Sex Difference on a Novel Spatial Working Memory Task in Humans},
  author={S J Duff and Elizabeth Hampson},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2001},
  volume={47},
  pages={470-493}
}
Neurophysiological and behavioral evidence suggests that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) may be sexually differentiated in nonhuman primates. The present study examined whether there are sex differences in working memory in humans that might reflect sexual differentiation of human PFC. Male and female undergraduates were administered a novel multitrial spatial working memory task (SPWM) and a verbal working memory task. In three experiments, females committed significantly fewer working memory… CONTINUE READING

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