Fetal Programming Effects of Testosterone on the Reward System and Behavioral Approach Tendencies in Humans

@inproceedings{Lombardo2012FetalPE,
  title={Fetal Programming Effects of Testosterone on the Reward System and Behavioral Approach Tendencies in Humans},
  author={Michael V. Lombardo and Emma Ashwin and Bonnie Auyeung and Bhismadev Chakrabarti and Meng-Chuan Lai and Kevin P Taylor and Gerald Hackett and Edward T. Bullmore and Simon Baron-Cohen},
  booktitle={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Sex differences are present in many neuropsychiatric conditions that affect emotion and approach-avoidance behavior. One potential mechanism underlying such observations is testosterone in early development. Although much is known about the effects of testosterone in adolescence and adulthood, little is known in humans about how testosterone in fetal development influences later neural sensitivity to valenced facial cues and approach-avoidance behavioral tendencies. METHODS With… CONTINUE READING

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