Sex-Dependent Behavioral Effects of Cerebral Cortical Lesions in the Developing Rhesus Monkey

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Science  08 Nov 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4163, pp. 540-542
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4163.540


Male rhesus monkeys with orbital prefrontal lesions were imtpaired on behavioral tests at 2½ months of age whereas similar deficits were not detected in females with comparable lesions until 15 to 18 months of age. The results suggest that the maturation of a cortical region in the primate brain proceeds at different tempos in males and females.