Sex differences in spatial performance? roles of task type, stimulus type, and testosterone

Galilee Thompson, Laurie Sykes Tottenham, Shea O'Bertos, Bianca Hatin

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Abstract

Research suggests males typically outperform females on measures of spatial cognition, including the Perceptual Abilities Test (PAT; subtest of the Dental Admissions Test (DAT)). Numerous factors appear to be related to the sex difference in spatial cognition, including task and stimulus type, and prenatal and circulating testosterone (T) levels. We further examined the influence of these factors by testing participants on two sample tasks from the PAT and two comparable novel tasks, and measured 2D:4D (prenatal T index) and salivary T. Results of this study may guide future research examining mechanisms underlying the commonly reported sex difference in spatial performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages17-17
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2014
EventCanadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting - Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 Jul 20145 Jul 2014
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ConferenceCanadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleCSBBCS 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period3/07/145/07/14
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Thompson, G., Sykes Tottenham, L., O'Bertos, S., & Hatin, B. (2014). Sex differences in spatial performance? roles of task type, stimulus type, and testosterone. 17-17. Poster session presented at Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
Thompson, Galilee ; Sykes Tottenham, Laurie ; O'Bertos, Shea ; Hatin, Bianca. / Sex differences in spatial performance? roles of task type, stimulus type, and testosterone. Poster session presented at Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.1 p.
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Thompson, G, Sykes Tottenham, L, O'Bertos, S & Hatin, B 2014, 'Sex differences in spatial performance? roles of task type, stimulus type, and testosterone' Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 3/07/14 - 5/07/14, pp. 17-17.

Sex differences in spatial performance? roles of task type, stimulus type, and testosterone. / Thompson, Galilee; Sykes Tottenham, Laurie; O'Bertos, Shea ; Hatin, Bianca.

2014. 17-17 Poster session presented at Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

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Thompson G, Sykes Tottenham L, O'Bertos S, Hatin B. Sex differences in spatial performance? roles of task type, stimulus type, and testosterone. 2014. Poster session presented at Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.