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Book addresses neuropsychological differences between male and female brains in relation to sexuality

It is the work of Dr. Adrián Cano, specialist of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and partner of the project 'Education of the affectivity and human sexuality' of the ICS, and the psychologist María Contreras.

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29/05/14 16:23 CUN/ICS

Neuropsychology of Sexuality. Concepts to better understand sexuality is the new book written by Dr. Adrián Cano Prous Dr. Adrian Cano Prousspecialist of the department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology at the of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and partner of the project 'Education of Affectivity and Human Sexuality' of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS), and the psychologist María Contreras Chicote.

"It is a book of scientific knowledge dissemination aimed at anyone interested in the relationship between brain issues and human sexuality," explains Dr. Adrian Cano.

When it came to writing it, its authors started from the question of "the differences between men's and women's brains when it comes to understanding sexuality and expressing it. Looking at the neuropsychological differences from a scientific point of view, we tried to analyze the cerebral and neuroendocrine brain areas that play an important role in the development, differentiation and sexual behaviors", says Dr. Adrián Cano.

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According to the specialist, the neuropsychological differences between men's and women's brains in relation to sexuality had not been included in a book until now.

Despite its scientific approach and incorporating bibliographic references, this is not a book written for specialists, "but for anyone who wants to know more about the role of the brain's hormonal play and neurotransmitters related to sexuality. Therefore, it is aimed at neuropsychologists, psychologists, nurses, academic staff who need to be clear about certain concepts to be able to explain them to their student body and even parents who want to learn more about this topic", says Dr. Cano.

The book is divided into three main chapters: development ontological of sexuality, Sexual differentiation of the brain and Neurotransmitters. In addition, it is completed with a final chapter dedicated to hypersexuality. "This is a phenomenon that is beginning to occur with some frequency in our society in parallel with the rise of the Internet. There are more and more cases of hypersexualized people related to the possibilities offered by network, such as the increase in visits to pages related to sexual matters", he points out.