Cortical activation during mental rotation in male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals under hormonal treatment

@article{Carrillo2010CorticalAD,
  title={Cortical activation during mental rotation in male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals under hormonal treatment},
  author={Beatriz Carrillo and Esther G{\'o}mez-Gil and Giuseppina Rametti and Carme Junque and Antonio Guillam{\'o}n},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={1213-1222}
}
There is strong evidence of sex differences in mental rotation tasks. Transsexualism is an extreme gender identity disorder in which individuals seek cross-gender treatment to change their sex. The aim of our study was to investigate if male-to-female (MF) and female-to-male (FM) transsexuals receiving cross-sex hormonal treatment have different patterns of cortical activation during a three-dimensional (3D) mental rotation task. An fMRI study was performed using a 3-T scan in a sample of 18 MF… CONTINUE READING
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