Testosterone influences spatial strategy preferences among adult male rats.

  title={Testosterone influences spatial strategy preferences among adult male rats.},
  author={Mark D Spritzer and Elliott C. Fox and Gregory D. Larsen and Christopher G Batson and Benjamin A Wagner and Jack Maher},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  volume={63 5},
Males outperform females on some spatial tasks, and this may be partially due to the effects of sex steroids on spatial strategy preferences. Previous work with rodents indicates that low estradiol levels bias females toward a striatum-dependent response strategy, whereas high estradiol levels bias them toward a hippocampus-dependent place strategy. We tested whether testosterone influenced the strategy preferences in male rats. All subjects were castrated and assigned to one of three daily… CONTINUE READING

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