Converging evidence from rodent, non-human primate, and human studies has established the widespread influence of sex steroid hormones on regions of the mammalian brain that support higher level cognitive functions. The Jacobs Lab explores the tightly coupled relationship between our endocrine and nervous systems. We use neuroimaging, endocrinology, and computational approaches to decipher how endogenous and exogenous hormone factors (e.g. neuroendocrine aging during menopause, use of hormone-based medications, and the menstrual cycle) influence brain structure, function, and cognition.
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