Search for dissertations about: "sex differences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 581 swedish dissertations containing the words sex differences.

  1. 1. Individual Differences in Multitasking : Support for Spatiotemporal Offloading

    Author : Ivo Todorov; Timo Mäntylä; Fredrik Jönsson; Patrik Sörqvist; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; multitasking; cognitive offloading; cognitive functions; individual differences; executive functions; spatial ability; sex differences; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : In both the private and work spheres, multitasking among three or more activities has become and is continuing to evolve as a pervasive element of everyday life, and recent technological advances only seem to be exacerbating the process. Despite attempts to understand the mental processes that let humans successfully multitask, little is known about the functional cognitive level at which these mental processes take place. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sex differences in immune response and sex hormone receptor expression in healthy individuals and during viral infection

    Author : Peik M. A. Brundin; Anders F. Johansson; Ivan Nalvarte; Carl-Johan Treutiger; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Immunology; immune response; menstrual cycle; puumala virus; hantavirus; torque teno virus; sex hormones; sex hormone receptors; estrogen receptors; estrogen receptor beta2; sex differences; microbiome; virome; endocrinology; peripheral blood mononuclear cells; qPCR; Infectious Diseases; infektionssjukdomar; medicinsk virologi; Medical Virology; immunologi; Immunology; Medical Cell Biology; medicinsk cellbiologi; molekylärbiologi; Molecular Biology; Medicine; medicin; obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

    Abstract : There is sex-bias in morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. Infections kill more men than women and several studies have pointed out differences in the immune system as a reason. The sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone all shape the effect of the immune response on multiple levels. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sex differences in children's play behavior : A biological construction of gender?

    Author : Anna Servin; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; congenital adrenal hyperplasia; sex differences; children; play; expectations; wishes; hormones; biology; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The present thesis addressed the question of what causes sex differences in children's play behavior.In Study I, it was found that mothers have rather sex-stereotyped expectations for how their 1- and 3-year-old children will behave at the age of five, as regards sex-typed activities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Stroke, Sex and Vascular Receptor Changes in the Brain

    Author : Hilda Ahnstedt; Lund Medicin; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; endothelin receptors; Cerebral ischemia; sex; estrogen; progesterone; sex differences; human cerebral arteries; endothelin-1; angiotensin II; middle cerebral artery occlusion; extra-cellular signal regulated kinase 1 and 2;

    Abstract : Stroke is a severe cerebrovascular disease in which the neuronal tissue and vasculature of the brain undergo ischemia-evoked alterations. We have demonstrated an increased expression of cerebrovascular contractile receptors in the brain. This is hypothesized to mitigate cerebral blood flow and exacerbate tissue damage after stroke. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sex Differences in Memory and Other Cognitive Abilities

    Author : Catharina Lewin; Lars-Göran Nilsson; Diane F Halpern; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; cognition; memory; sex differences; gender; verbal abilities; visuospatial; face recognition; brain aging; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The aim of the present thesis was to study sex differences in memory and other cognitive bilities in healthy adults. In Study I, participants performed a number of episodic memory tasks that were more or less verbal in nature. READ MORE