Gender and Language Laterality

The effect of gender on laterality of speech functions has been and still is debated, with studies supporting male left lateralization and female bilaterality countered by others that demonstrate left lateralization in both genders. One study by Shaywitz shows that phonetic processing involving rhyme judgment clearly demonstrates male left lateralization in the inferior frontal gyrus and female bilaterality on the same task. A larger study of language comprehension by Frost demonstrated that men and women were both strongly left-lateralized in fMRI activation. This contradictory evidence demonstrates the need for continued, deeper investigation of the relationship between gender and hemispheric laterality.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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