Hypothalamic Sex Difference
The sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area of the hypothalamus is much larger in male rats than in females.
Use the animation to discover the position of this sex difference in the rat brain.
Click on static images to reveal names of important areas in the brain
Sagittal view of rat brain
Coronal section of rat brain
: sexually dimorphic nucleus
: preoptic area
: sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area
Last updated 09/02/07
Copyright Dr. C.A.P. Kenyon 2000-07