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Lack of evidence for sex differences in higher cognitive function in macaques

By Jamie R.J. Nagy, Christienne G Damatac, Mark G. Baxter, Peter H Rudebeck, Paula L. Croxson

Posted 21 Jun 2017
bioRxiv DOI: 10.1101/153593

Here we assessed whether higher cognitive function differed between male and female rhesus monkeys using tests of episodic memory and strategy implementation. We did not find any difference between males and females on behavioral performance or on analyses of grey matter volume of key regions. Our findings suggest that, at least where higher cognitive function in healthy monkeys is concerned, the sexes may not differ.

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