New Study Finds Transgender Kids’ Brains Resemble Their Gender Identity

William James

Brain activity in transgender people resembles the brain activity of their gender identity, rather than their sex.

Julie Bakker, a Belgian neurologist at the University of Liege, found that brain activity in transgender people resembles the brain activity of their gender identity, rather than their biological sex, LGBTQ Nation reported.

Bakker took the MRI brain scans of 160 transgender people diagnosed with gender dysphoria as children and teenagers and compared them to people not diagnosed with gender dysphoria. The researchers discovered that transgender boys’ brains resembled the brain activity of cisgender boys’, and transgender girls’ brains resembled cisgender girls’.

Bakker announced that “we now have evidence that sexual differentiation of the brain differs in young people with GD, as they show functional brain characteristics that are typical of their desired gender.” The researchers will “be better equipped to support these young people”.

The results of the study further confirm previous neurological studies “that showed that transgender adults have similar brain structures to cisgender people of their gender.”

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Comments (6)
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YessirIamafat
YessirIamafat

This is an absurd conclusion from a fake study.

4 Replies

Lilahdaze
Lilahdaze

Hi! I’m a neuroscientist and I would love to hear more about your issues with the study. Is it methodological? Do you think it’s underpowered? Do you think they didn’t adequately control for confounding variables? Or do you just not like it?

William James
William James

Editor

That person doesn't like the study because it doesn't correspond with their biases.

Lilithmoon
Lilithmoon

This is the best response, ever.

Kaje69
Kaje69

And I’m guessing you’re an expert who believes in a fake God

extrabigmehdi
extrabigmehdi

What about "sexual orientation".


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