Cogs Science week 5

Cogs Science week 5 - Cogs Science: Week 6 I. Sexual...

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Cogs Science: Week 6 I. Sexual Dimorphism in the Brain 1. Main Differences : women more resilient, navigate by landmarks, men navigate by internal compass 2. Natural Selection/ Sexual selection 3. Females : Higher verbal/nonverbal episodic memory tests, visual recognition tests 4. Males: visiopatila memory episodic memory tests II. Spatial Navigation in the brain : hypothalamus 1. animals have more diverse hypothalamus since they are on the prowl looking for their mates most of the time . 2. The 8 Variables of Gender : 1. Chromosomal gender 2. gonadal gender → genetic contributions 3. prenatal hormone gender 4. internal accessory organs 5. external genital appearance 6. pubertal hormone gender 7. assigned gender-> societal roles , environmental influences on the III. SNB--> males and the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus 1. muscles at the base of penis, lumbar region of spinal cord 2. Medial Preoptic Area--> stimulates sexual activity androgens 3. Sexually Dimorphic Nucleus :: size based on sexual activity in the preoptic area
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2010 for the course COGS 11 taught by Professor Boyle during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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Cogs Science week 5 - Cogs Science: Week 6 I. Sexual...

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