Gender differences in neural wiring could influence personalized medicine strategies

Written by Alice Weatherston

Results from a recent imaging study published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B has linked key differences in the neural wiring of men and women with some behavioral traits commonly associated with each of the sexes. The study, which was carried out at the University of Pennsylvania (PA, USA), utilized diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) brain scanning and a computerized neurocognitive battery (CNB) of tests to build up a structural connectome of 900 randomly selected healthy and unmedicated Philadelphian children and young adults (8–22 years of age). Insight into the differences between male and female brains utilizing structural connectome...

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