Sexual differentiation of the central nervous system

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Science  20 Mar 1981:
Vol. 211, Issue 4488, pp. 1294-1302
DOI: 10.1126/science.6163211


Sexual differentiation of reproductive and behavior patterns is largely effected by hormones produced by the gonads. In many higher vertebrates, an integral part of this process is the induction of permanent and essentially irreversible sex differences in central nervous function, in response to gonadal hormones secreted early in development.

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