Why do girls and boys prefer different toys and playstyles? Why do some cognitive tasks and levels of physical aggression differ between women and men? Why are boys compared to girls diagnosed more frequently with disorders such as autism?
The Brain and Gender Laboratory investigates the hypothesis that hormones may influence sex differences in human behavior across the lifespan.
Our research informs the general understanding of human development and also suggests the possible consequences of changes in hormone levels (because of hormone administration or hormone disruption) on gender-linked behavior, including psychological disorders with sex-biased prevalence rates.