"One of our new findings is
that females with autism show neuroanatomical 'masculinization'," said
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, senior author of the paper. "This may
implicate physiological mechanisms that drive sexual dimorphism, such as prenatal sex hormones and sex-linked genetic
White matter / gray matter ratios are nutrient-dependent and
pheromone-controlled in my model of adaptive evolution, which makes reports
like these (above and below) late to the party. But perhaps others will pay
more attention to cause and effect, if they begin to read the current
literature. See for example excerpts from Kohl (2012):
is becoming clearer that the primary emotional functions of affective
processing associated with the gene, cell, tissue, organ, organ-system pathway
and with food acquisition are the foundation for secondary-process learning and
memory mechanisms, which interface with tertiary-process cognitive-thoughtful
functions and behavior (Panksepp, 2011).
This is demonstrable in the following bottom-up sequence: (1) food odors and
pheromones; (2) GnRH; (3) LH; (4) steroidogenesis and feedback; (5) white matter/gray matter development;
(6) hippocampal neurogenesis; (7) learning and memory; and (8) behavior."
sex affects the neurobiology of autism
Meng-Chuan Lai, Michael V. Lombardo, John Suckling, Amber N. V. Ruigrok,
Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Christine Ecker, Sean C. L. Deoni, Michael C.
Craig, Declan G. M. Murphy, Edward T. Bullmore, MRC AIMS Consortium, and
Simon Baron-Cohen Brain 2013 136: 2799-2815
James V. Kohl Medical laboratory scientist (ASCP) Independent researcher
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