Summary: Sex And The Brain

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I think this video contributed highly to what we learnt about hormones back in the “Sex and the Brain” lecture, especially about estrogen. I did not know that there were several different forms of estrogen receptors, and that these receptors could mutate or their functions could be altered. I also found it fascinating that women with schizophrenia have worse symptoms in times when their estrogen levels are low. I have realized that these hormones are much more involved in the brain functioning than I initially assumed. Dr. Weickart also hypothesized that these estrogen receptors could be find at the areas of the brain related to reasoning and language, which relates to the schizophrenia lecture. The idea behind this hypothesis was that her
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