Thinking with your gonads: testosterone and cognition.

@article{Janowsky2006ThinkingWY,
  title={Thinking with your gonads: testosterone and cognition.},
  author={Jeri S. Janowsky},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={77-82}
}
Sex hormones play a crucial role during brain development, but do they modulate or maintain cognition throughout life? Despite several million prescriptions annually for testosterone supplementation, we do not really know the answer. Here I review recent evidence that testosterone alters neural activity essential for learning and memory, and plays an important role as a neuroprotective agent in aging. In particular, testosterone deprivation is associated with poor memory in men and replacement… CONTINUE READING
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