Journal article

Recommendations for sex/gender neuroimaging research: key principles and implications for research design, analysis, and interpretation

Gina Rippon, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Anelis Kaiser, Cordelia Fine



Neuroimaging (NI) technologies are having increasing impact in the study of complex cognitive and social processes. In this emerging field of social cognitive neuroscience, a central goal should be to increase the understanding of the interaction between the neurobiology of the individual and the environment in which humans develop and function. The study of sex/gender is often a focus for NI research, and may be motivated by a desire to better understand general developmental principles, mental health problems that show female-male disparities, and gendered differences in society. In order to ensure the maximum possible contribution of NI research to these goals, we draw attention to four k..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Donovan J. Roediger MA for thoughtful construction of the figures. We would also like to thank the reviewers fir helpful and constructive comments on the original submission. Cordelia Fine is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship FT110100658. Rebecca Jordan-Young's work on tins manuscript was supported by a grant from the Tow Family Foundation. Anelis Kaiser is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Marie Heim-Vogtlin Programme) PMPDP1_145452.