S01: Impact of steroid hormones on brain networks of affective behavior

This project aims to investigate how steroid hormones organize human brain function beyond the presumption of a neural sexual dimorphism, studying two DSD groups -- individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) or complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) -- because they relate to the extreme ends of androgen exposure. The project will focus on affective behavior, as the neurobiological circuits underlying this behavior are rich in steroid hormone receptors and have been shown to be modulated by steroid hormone levels.