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Sex Differences and Similarities in the Human Brain

Guest Editors:
Julie Bakker, PhD, Neuroendocrinology, GIGA Institute, University of Liège, Belgium

Associate professor Carla Sanchis-Segura, PhD, Departament de Psicologia Bàsica, Clínica i Psicobiologia, University Jaume I Castelló, Spain

Submission Status: Closed   |   Submission Deadline: 1 May 2024

This collection is no longer accepting submissions.

Biology of Sex Differences is calling for submissions to our Collection on Sex Differences and Similarities in the Human Brain.

  1. Sex differences exist in the prevalence and clinical manifestation of several mental disorders, suggesting that sex-specific brain phenotypes may play key roles. Previous research used machine learning models ...

    Authors: Gloria Matte Bon, Dominik Kraft, Erika Comasco, Birgit Derntl and Tobias Kaufmann
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2024 15:42
  2. Puberty depicts a period of profound and multifactorial changes ranging from social to biological factors. While brain development in youths has been studied mostly from an age perspective, recent evidence sug...

    Authors: Nina Gottschewsky, Dominik Kraft and Tobias Kaufmann
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2024 15:25
  3. The incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD)—the most frequent cause of dementia—is expected to increase as life expectancies rise across the globe. While sex-based differences in AD have previously been describe...

    Authors: Jaime Llera-Oyola, Héctor Carceller, Zoraida Andreu, Marta R. Hidalgo, Irene Soler-Sáez, Fernando Gordillo, Borja Gómez-Cabañes, Beatriz Roson, Maria de la Iglesia-Vayá, Roberta Mancuso, Franca R. Guerini, Akiko Mizokami and Francisco García-García
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2024 15:13
  4. Sexually polymorphic cognition (SPC) results from the interaction between biological (birth-assigned sex (BAS), sex hormones) and socio-cultural (gender identity, gender roles, sexual orientation) factors. The...

    Authors: Louis Cartier, Mina Guérin, Fanny Saulnier, Ioana Cotocea, Amine Mohammedi, Fadila Moussaoui, Sarah Kheloui and Robert-Paul Juster
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2024 15:3
  5. Sex differences in language-related abilities have been reported. It is generally assumed that these differences stem from a different organization of language in the brains of females and males. However, rese...

    Authors: Carla Sanchis-Segura, Rand R. Wilcox, Alvaro Javier Cruz-Gómez, Sonia Félix-Esbrí, Alba Sebastián-Tirado and Cristina Forn
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2023 14:90
  6. Aromatase catalyzes the synthesis of estrogens from androgens. Knowledge on its regional expression in the brain is of relevance to the behavioral implications of these hormones that might be linked to sex dif...

    Authors: Jana Immenschuh, Stefan Bernhard Thalhammer, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Anat Biegon, Sylvie Dumas and Erika Comasco
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2023 14:54
  7. Premature birth and/or low birthweight have long-lasting effects on cognition. The purpose of the present systematic review is to examine whether the effects of prematurity and/or low birth weight on neurodeve...

    Authors: Julian K. Christians, Saboura Ahmadzadeh-Seddeighi, Alishba Bilal, Anastasia Bogdanovic, Rebecca Ho, Estee V. Leung, Megan A. MacGregor, Nolan M. Nadasdy and Gabriella M. Principe
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2023 14:47
  8. The presence, magnitude, and significance of sex differences in the human brain are hotly debated topics in the scientific community and popular media. This debate is largely fueled by studies containing stron...

    Authors: Alex R. DeCasien, Elisa Guma, Siyuan Liu and Armin Raznahan
    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2022 13:43

About the collection

Biology of Sex Differences invites authors to submit empirical studies, meta-analyses, and theoretical articles to this special collection that aims to address on what and where sex-related variation can be found, but also how large or small, and how relevant or trivial these differences seem to be. Topics may include structural and functional sex-based divergences and similarities at the micro or macro level, their relationship with behavior, and/ or with neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Please contact the Guest Editors of this Collection if you have any questions.

Submission Guidelines

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection/Thematic Series, please select "Sex Differences and Similarities in the Human Brain" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.