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Language development
Why is the incidence of learning difficulties higher in boys?

Why is the incidence of learning difficulties higher in boys?

When we asked neuroscientist and Speech Pathologist Dr Martha Burns this question, she told us all about the Geschwind-Galaburda hypothesis, which states that differences in maturation rates between the left and right hemispheres of the brain are mediated by circulating testosterone levels, and that sexual maturation acts to fix the hemispheres at stages of development […]