Sex and handedness differences in size of cerebral ventricles of normal subjects


Erdogan A. , DANE S., AYDIN M. , OZDIKICI M., DIYARBAKIRLI S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol.114, no.1, pp.67-73, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207450490249428
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-73

Abstract

Sex and handedness differences in the volumes of cerebral ventricles were studied in 20 right- and 21 left-handed subjects. To assess the volumes of cerebral ventricles, Cavalieri's method was used using MRI. In right-handers, the volume of the lateral ventricle was higher in the right side than in the left side, but, in left-handers, it was higher in the left side than in the right side. The volumes of right-lateral and third ventricles were larger in right-handers than in left-handers. There were no sex related differences in terms of the volumes of right- and left-lateral, third, and fourth ventricles. These results suggest that left-handedness is an important factor reducing the sizes of all the brain ventricles.