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Sex differences in the human brain

The symposium will provide an integrated information about the possible differences between men and women with respect to cerebral function and structure. Special focus will be paid to the plasticity and developmental aspects, and the possible clinical implications.

May 23, 2005 at Centre of Gender Related Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Nobel Forum, Nobels vg 1, Solna, Sweden.

Program

09.00 - 09.05 Introduction
Ivanka Savic

09.05 - 09.10 Opening of the symposium
Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson,
Chancellor of the Karolinska Institute

Session I Sexual dimorphism of the brain and the underlying mechanisms

Chairman: Jan-ke Gustafsson & Yasmin Hurd

09.15 - 09.45 Arthur P Arnold: The neural origin of sex differences in the brain.
Department of Physiological Sciences, UCLA, USA

09.45 - 10.15 Donald Pfaff: Differences in transcript levels in specific regions of male and female brains during the period of CNS sexual differentiation.
Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York

10.15 - 10.45 COFFEE

10.45 - 11.15 Roger Gorski: Cerebral dimorphism, sexual orientation and identity
Department of Neurobiology, UCLA, USA

11.15 - 11.45 D. Swaab: Is sexual dimorphism of the brain plastic?
Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam 1105 AZ, The Netherlands

11.45 - 12.15 Jan-ke Gustafsson: ERbeta and CNS function
Department of Bioscience, Karolinska Institute, NOVUM, SWEDEN

12.15 - 13.30 LUNCH

Session II Sex differences in brain function

Chairman: Luciano Martini & Zsuzsanna Wiesenfeld-Hallin

13.30 - 14.00 Tomas Paus: Sex differences in structure and function during childhood and adolescence
Brain & Body Centre University of Nottingham

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Contact: Sabina Bossi
sabina.bossi@admin.ki.se
46-852-483-895
Karolinska Institutet
12-May-2005


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