Is it useful to view the brain as a secondary sexual characteristic?

@article{Ball2014IsIU,
  title={Is it useful to view the brain as a secondary sexual characteristic?},
  author={G. Ball and J. Balthazart and M. McCarthy},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={46},
  pages={628-638}
}
Many sex differences in brain and behavior related to reproduction are thought to have evolved based on sexual selection involving direct competition for mates during male-male competition and female choice. Therefore, certain aspects of brain circuitry can be viewed as secondary sexual characteristics. The study of proximate causes reveals that sex differences in the brain of mammals and birds reflect organizational and activational effects of sex steroids as articulated by Young and… Expand
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