Project Winter School "Sex Hormones and the Brain"

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Title:
Winter School "Sex Hormones and the Brain"
Duration:
31/01/2018 to 02/02/2018
Abstract / short description:
To be female or male is one of the most important biological determinants of life with critical consequences on several aspects ranging from cognitive and emotional behavior to human health. Consequently, sex hormone levels differ between women and men and exert organizing effects on brain structure and function prenatally. However, sex hormones also have life-long active effects on human behavior and the brain. Yet, until recently sex-related differences were almost completely neglected and brain research was mostly performed in male animals and men. Focusing on male organisms has critical consequences to human health inasmuch as studying only 50% of the population ignores the other half of humankind.
The Winter School will focus on the effects of human sex hormones on essential aspects of mental health and disease, including mood, structural and functional brain connectivity, (social) cognition, metabolism and gender. Leading international researchers will present their work during four designated symposia and poster sessions.
Keywords:
brain
Gehirn
Geschlechtshormone
gender
Geschlecht
Konnektivität
mental health
Psychische Gesundheit
Soziale Kognition (social cognition)

Involved staff

Managers

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Medical Psychology
Non-clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine

Local organizational units

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Hospitals and clinical institutes
Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Medical Psychology
Non-clinical institutes
Faculty of Medicine
Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)
Centers
University of Tübingen

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