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Sexual Dimorphism in Humans

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Jennifer Dever

on 16 February 2017

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Transcript of Sexual Dimorphism in Humans

Female biological differences
Indifferent until week 7
Primary sex cords to the ovary:
Development of the ovary & ducts
Gonadal differentiation occurs in the the gonadal ridges

Development of the external anatomy
Hormonal imbalance results in variations
Females are different from males:
External Genetalia
Internal structures
Skeletal Differences
Brain Differences
Controversial - "neurosexism"
PNAS study (Verma, et al.), 2013 found greater connectivity within the hemispheres in males, but greater connectivity between the hemispheres in females.
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