Healthy adolescents: the link between executive behaviour and hormonal influence on brain structure

Takeaway

  • A bidirectional relationship between executive function (EF) behaviour and estradiol level to gray matter (GM) and white matter (WM) differences exist, leading to the implication that estradiol level as an influence on putative structural regions underlying EF behavior – this represents a crucial link between EF behaviour and hormonal influence on brain structure in adolescence.

Why this matters

    By investigating how differences in EF behaviour and estradiol level relate to aspects of cortical morphometry and structural connectivity in adolescents, the variances in EF processes may be revealed.