Structural and Functional Sex Differences in the Human Hypothalamus

  title={Structural and Functional Sex Differences in the Human Hypothalamus},
  author={Dick F. Swaab and Wilson C.J. Chung and Frank P. M. Kruijver and Michel A. Hofman and T. A. Ishunina},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
Sex differences in the brain may be the basis not only for sex differences in reproduction, gender identity (the feeling of being male or female), and sexual orientation (heterosexuality vs homosexuality), but also for the sex difference in prevalence of psychiatric and neurological diseases ( Swaab and Hofman, 1995 ). In this brief article we discuss a few examples of structural and functional sex differences in the human brain. 

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