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Age and sex effects on brain morphology.

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Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.

Abstract

1. Brain morphology can be assessed readily in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 2. In this study, the effects of age and sex on whole-brain morphology were examined using an operator-controlled computer-segmentation protocol. 3. Results indicated that age was associated with gray-matter volume reduction. 4. Brain-size differences between males and females were primarily attributable to white-matter volume. 5. This study confirms the importance of controlling for age and sex in brain-morphology studies.

PMID:
9460088
DOI:
10.1016/s0278-5846(97)00160-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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