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The neuropsychology of women.

9780387769073

The neuropsychology of women.

Ed. by Elaine Fletcher-Janzen.

Springer

2009

328 pages

$79.95

Hardcover

QP360

Until recently, the standard by which medical norms were based was male. In this report of studies on neurophysiology, it becomes apparent that the physiology of male and female brains differs in specific areas. Fletcher-Jones and the other medical doctors and scientists who contributed articles give the results of various studies of sex differences in the brain from birth until old age. The work has broad implications for education and medicine. The ways in which conditions such as fibromyalgia and muscular dystrophy affect women are also studied. Articles also discuss conditions that predominantly affect women, such as eating disorders. The work in this field is still in the early stages. This study is a great step toward the discovery of sex and gender differences in brain function.

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