Hypogonadal status and functional cerebral lateralization in adult men

Amy B. Wisniewski, Tam T. Nguyen, Todd W. Flannery, Adrian S Dobs

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Sex differences have been reported in human morphological, physiological, and functional cerebral asymmetries. While several theories have specifically focused upon the relationship between prenatal testosterone and dimorphic patterns of laterality, activational influences of testosterone on cerebral lateralization are rarely discussed. In the present study, lateralization for face recognition and letter identification was examined in adult hypogonadal and control men. Hypogonadal men exhibited a decreased degree of asymmetry for face recognition but not letter performance compared to men with normal circulating concentrations of gonadal steroids. These results illustrate activational influences of testosterone on cerebral asymmetries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-281
Number of pages6
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume40
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1999

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Testosterone
Sex Characteristics
Steroids
Cerebral Lateralization
Facial Recognition
Letters
Face Recognition
Cerebral Asymmetry
Lateralization
Laterality
Sex Differences
Asymmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Wisniewski, A. B., Nguyen, T. T., Flannery, T. W., & Dobs, A. S. (1999). Hypogonadal status and functional cerebral lateralization in adult men. Brain and Cognition, 40(1), 276-281.

Hypogonadal status and functional cerebral lateralization in adult men. / Wisniewski, Amy B.; Nguyen, Tam T.; Flannery, Todd W.; Dobs, Adrian S.

In: Brain and Cognition, Vol. 40, No. 1, 06.1999, p. 276-281.

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Wisniewski, AB, Nguyen, TT, Flannery, TW & Dobs, AS 1999, 'Hypogonadal status and functional cerebral lateralization in adult men', Brain and Cognition, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 276-281.
Wisniewski AB, Nguyen TT, Flannery TW, Dobs AS. Hypogonadal status and functional cerebral lateralization in adult men. Brain and Cognition. 1999 Jun;40(1):276-281.
Wisniewski, Amy B. ; Nguyen, Tam T. ; Flannery, Todd W. ; Dobs, Adrian S. / Hypogonadal status and functional cerebral lateralization in adult men. In: Brain and Cognition. 1999 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 276-281.
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