Psychology | Sex on the Brain
P657 | 3591 | 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.