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Study: "Networks of the brain reflect the individual gender identity"

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If you ever need any articles just pass the DOI my way and I can (most)probably acquire them.

Chemistry/pharmacology geek here ::) :-*

All thoughts appreciated!


--- Quote from: gwnavier on June 25, 2015, 04:55:56 pm ---Thanks for the link.  I wish the full article were available without paying for it. 

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The full article is FREE now.


This is a good synthesis paper of trans-related studies. The full article was available at the time, but it is not available now without a subscription.

Evidence Supporting the Biological Nature of Gender Identity
Aruna Saraswat and others
Endocrine Practice; 2015

Here is another good, and current, research study showing differences. I would be interested in discussing any finding from these studies.
More than Just Two Sexes: The Neural Correlates of Voice Gender Perception in Gender Dysphoria
Junger et al.
PLOS One, 2014

Recent work related to HRT. Again, I would be interested in hearing from others on these topics.

Cross-sex hormone treatment in male-to-female transsexual persons reduces serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
Johannes Fuss and others
European Neuropsychopharmacology; 2014


--- Quote from: Bheal57 on June 14, 2015, 12:03:38 am ---I came across this article about a week ago, and I thought others here may be interested in the findings.

Reference: “White matter microstructure in transsexuals and controls investigated by diffusion tensor imaging.” Kranz GS, Hahn A, Kaufmann U, Küblböck M, Hummer A, Ganger S, Seiger R, Winkler D, Swaab DF, Windischberger C, Kasper S, Lanzenberger R. Journal of Neuroscience 2014 Nov 12; 34(46):15466 –15475 [2013, IF: 6.747]

Link to PubMed Abstract:

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This study is interesting because it shows how complex we are as individuals. Brain structure is different for each category studied. For me, it is comforting to know that there may be a biological explanation for how I feel. Because these differences are complex, I can understand why it would be difficult to translate physical differences to behavioral differences such as dysphoria.


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