BBC Horizon's recent programme, “Is your brain male or female?” made a valiant yet narrow minded attempt at measure and reason.
I offer this blog to anyone who remains as riled as I by Michael Mosley’s acceptance of Simon Baron-Cohen’s carefully paired claim that, “The male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems,” and, “The female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy.”
The first evidence cluster is derived from animal behaviour. For example, male great apes engage in more play fighting than female great apes, and...
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