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Unformatted text preview: to estrogen Hormones released in steady fashion Hormones released in cyclic fashion Brain Lateralization Cerebral Hemispheres Left side controls verbal abilities Right side controls math and spatial abilities Females said to be left hemisphere dominant Males said to be right hemisphere dominant Accounts for gender differences in these areas Brain Lateralization Problems: Research is often conducted on rats. Chicken or the egg - which came first? The gender differences or the brain differences. Both sides of the brain are necessary for solving math word problems. The gender differences are very small. Stages of Sexual Differentiation
Stage Chromosomal Gonadal Hormonal Internal Organs External Organs Brain Lateralization (maybe) Assigned Sex Gender Identity Gender Role XY Testes Testosterone Prostate, Vas Deferens, Seminal Vesicles Penis, Scrotum Right Hemisphere Dominant ? It's a boy! I am male. Any of four. Male XX Ovaries Estrogen Uterus, Fallopian Tubes Clitoris, Labia, Vagina Left Hemisphere Dominant ? It's a girl I am fema...
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