BMC Neurology is calling for submissions to a forthcoming Collection focused on exploring sex/gender differences in neurophysiology within the normal and pathological brain. This collection aims to highlight the intricate interplay between sex/gender and neurobiology, unraveling the diverse aspects of brain function across populations.
Sex and gender are fundamental aspects of human identity. By considering the influence of sex and gender on neurophysiology, we can identify unique patterns, mechanisms, and vulnerabilities that may differ between them. This knowledge is vital for advancing precision medicine, as it enables the development of tailored diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that take into account sex/gender-specific factors. Ultimately, by exploring sex/gender differences in the normal and pathological brain, we can foster a deeper understanding of human neurobiology and pave the way for more effective and personalized approaches to neurological health and well-being.
We invite original research articles and methodological papers that investigate various aspects of sex/gender differences in neurobiology, including, but not limited to:
• The impact of sex/gender on brain development, including neuroplasticity, synaptogenesis, and neural circuitry in both typical and atypical conditions/cases
• Investigating sex/gender-related differences in brain structure, connectivity, and functional networks using advanced neuroimaging techniques in neurology and/or psychiatry
• Examining the role of sex hormones in modulating brain function
• Sex and gender and the impact on health equity
• How sex/gender differences manifest in cognitive processes, including memory, attention, language, and executive function
• Exploring variations in neurotransmitter systems between sexes/genders and their implications for brain function
• Sex/gender and the impacts of implicit bias on minority health in neurology and/or psychiatry
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