HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Gender and differing rates of brain activity influence the level of reading and language skills for boys and girls

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Coherence of the EEG (electroencephalogram) or electrical waves generated by the brain is a derived measure of wave similarity at two spatially separated brain sites. This measure serves as an indirect measure of functional connections throughout the brain. When examined over three-month time periods, coherence oscillations (peaks and valleys) reflect changes in functional connects between paired brain sites, independent of whether the changes are caused by genetic or environmental conditions.

The current study has investigated the emerging connectivity of neural networks associated with phonological processing, verbal fluency, higher-level thinking and word retrieval, all skills needed for beginning reading in boys and girls over a specified period of time.

The author of the current, ongoing study, Gender Differences Observed in Preschoolers Emerging Neural Networks is Harriet Hanlon, Ph.D., associated with Virginia Polytechnic and State University, located in Falls Church, Va. Their findings are being presented at Genomes and Hormones: An Integrative Approach to Gender Differences in Physiology, an American Physiological Society (APS) conference being held October 17-20, 2001, at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Dr. Hanlons research adds to her previous research study, Gender Differences in the Development of EEG Coherence in Normal Children, co-authored with Robert W. Thatcher Ph.D., and Marvin J. Cline Ph.D. The research findings in that cross-sectional study concluded that males and females develop anatomical brain regions for known functional tasks on different time schedules. Since these changes appear in many brain regions around age seven and 11 years, the authors assumed that boys and girls each have specific functional goals that must be met in each period. That study appeared in Developmental Neuropsychology, 16(3), 479-506.

Methodology
Gender differences in f
'"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
703-967-2751
American Physiological Society
18-Oct-2001


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Gender differences in fatigue explained by the use of the bodys aerobic pathways
2. Gender issues related to spaceflight: A NASA perspective
3. Gender differences in respiratory response to exercise and hypoxia
4. Gender differences in cardiovascular regulation during recovery from exercise
5. Cardinals Can Recognize Gender By Song, Columbia University Biologist Finds
6. Malnutrition Impacts Longevity Of Females More Than Males And Shows Gender Differences In Fruit Flies
7. Five studies look at risks of differing particulate matter, including exposures on 9/11
8. Study reveals differing attitudes to PGD among
9. Indian caste groups have differing genetic relationships to Europeans and Asians
10. ICTP celebrates 40th anniversary, Legacy for the Future
11. New genetic research demonstrates possible cause of inherited form of Parkinsons disease

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/3/2017)... , April 3, 2017  Data captured ... engineering platform, detected a statistically significant association ... prior to treatment and objective response of ... potential to predict whether cancer patients will ... treatment, as well as to improve both pre-infusion ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017  higi, the health IT ... North America , today announced a ... the acquisition of EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition ... of tools to transform population health activities through the ... data. higi collects and secures data today ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Biometric Vehicle Access System Market ... the next decade to reach approximately $1,580 million by 2025. ... for all the given segments on global as well as regional ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/22/2018)... ... July 20, 2018 , ... ... industrial automation and IT solutions with 150 employees on both the east and ... Partner Program. Superior Controls met the high criteria for application expertise, operational ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Turesol Staffing Solutions announced today that Dr. Philippe Cini, ... the subject of “Process capabilities as they apply to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry” ... year’s meeting is “Driving innovation to advance patient therapies,” and the professional development event ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The Blavatnik Family Foundation ... six Finalists of the 2017 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists. Established ... administered by the New York Academy of Sciences to honor the excellence of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of a United States multicenter, prospective clinical study that demonstrates the accuracy ... test capable of identifying clinically significant acute bacterial and viral respiratory tract ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: