Sex differences on prefrontally-dependent cognitive tasks

@article{Evans2015SexDO,
  title={Sex differences on prefrontally-dependent cognitive tasks},
  author={Kelly L. Evans and Elizabeth Hampson},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={93},
  pages={42-53}
}
There is preliminary evidence to suggest that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is modulated by sex steroids in humans and other primates. The current study examined whether sex differences in performance could be discerned on two working memory tasks that emphasize monitoring and updating processes, and on two tasks that engage the ventromedial PFC/orbitofrontal cortex (VMPFC/OFC). Healthy young adults (48 females; 45 males) completed the n-back, Self-Ordered Pointing (SOP), Iowa Gambling Task (IGT… CONTINUE READING

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