Welcome to the website for the FemNAT-CD study, an exciting new European project that aims to understand the causes of sex differences in behaviour.
FemNAT-CD is a multi-disciplinary study that will recruit 1,840 children and teenagers aged between 9 and 18 years from across Europe (including the UK, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Greece and Hungary).
The project will study similarities and differences between boys and girls in brain structure and function, hormone levels, genetics, emotion recognition and regulation, and physiological activity. We will also be conducting interviews with children and their parents to ask about the child’s health and behaviour, and trying to understand the impact of environmental factors on well-being.
The study is funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Health programme, and involves a scientific collaboration between 13 Universities and clinics across the Europe. The project is coordinated by Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.