Cognitive Disorders in Men

Due to structural differences in the nervous system, hormonal processes during prenatal and postnatal development, genetic factors, and variability in life experiences and demands, there are gender differences in how cisgender women and men perform on cognitive tasks and in their susceptibility to disorders affecting cognition across the life span. This entry first explores cognitive patterns in men, describing the kinds of skills at which men tend to be especially proficient and those skills at which men perform poorly compared with women. Next, this entry discusses the cognitive impairments associated with selected developmental disorders, brain insults, neurological conditions, and medical disorders that disproportionately affect males compared with females.

Cognitive Skills Across the Life Span

This section describes the patterns of male intellectual skills. In doing so, it ...

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