Psychology | Topical Seminar: Sex on the Brain
P657 | 3689 | D. Sengelaub
This seminar will examine the neural basis of perhaps the most fundamental
aspect of life, sex. In this class we will discuss how male and female
brains are different, how these differences develop, and how they help us
understand differences in male and female behavior. Thus, we will examine
in detail the nature of sex differences in the nervous system, the process
of sexual differentiation, and the potent role of steroid hormones in
organizing, maintaining, and influencing sexually dimorphic behaviors.
Format: Lecture, discussion, and lab
Readings: Assigned readings drawn from primary literature sources.
Grading: Evaluation will be based on performance on two take-home essay
exams (a midterm and a final)and class participation.