Sex-dependent effects on tasks assessing reinforcement learning and interference inhibition

@inproceedings{Evans2015SexdependentEO,
  title={Sex-dependent effects on tasks assessing reinforcement learning and interference inhibition},
  author={Kelly L. Evans and Elizabeth Hampson},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2015}
}
Increasing evidence suggests that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is influenced by sex steroids and that some cognitive functions dependent on the PFC may be sexually differentiated in humans. Past work has identified a male advantage on certain complex reinforcement learning tasks, but it is unclear which latent task components are important to elicit the sex difference. The objective of the current study was to investigate whether there are sex differences on measures of response inhibition and… CONTINUE READING
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