If men and women are equal, why have males been the dominant sex virtually throughout history? Here, geneticist Moir and BBC- TV. Brain Sex has ratings and 51 reviews. Koen said: Bought this book in Portland, OR in Anne Moir,. David Jessel. · Rating details · ratings · 51 . Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women. Front Cover. Anne Moir, David Jessel. Dell Pub., – Family & Relationships – pages.
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However I feel like this was predominantly written with a feminist-leaning perspective. I do wonder how the research has progressed in the 20 odd years since the book has been written.
Basic for starting to understand that nature makes some things easy for some people and some other things The answers aren’t stated in this book or anywhere I’ve looked. If you are interested in gender difference studies, this is a good one. The opening sentence says it all “To maintain that men and women are the same in aptitude, skill or behavior, is to build a society based on a biological and scientific lie. I found this book in my library, read it, have no idea how it was added to my collection and now I’m going to burn it in the fire pit.
This is a great book: To ask other readers questions about Brain Sexplease sign up. Mostly this book told me things I already knew; they just told me it was science that made it this way. For the nonscientist, they translate considerable research into the structural and organizational differences between male and female brains, demonstrating how these differences make men more aggressive and competitive and better at skills that require spatial ability and mathematical reasoning, and women more sensitive to nuances of expression and gesture, more adept at judging character.
I read the book precisely to try to release myself from the “romanticism” total absence of “logic”, and the book jessdl made well one of the starting stages of that wanted journey Refresh and try again. Why can’t a woman be more like a man?
As a result of their neural structuring, men have an anme advantage jesssl mathematics, physics, abstract thinking, and all sports requiring hand-eye coordination. The authors don’t take into account any grey areas in human behavior, suggesting genders are cut from two distinct and very different clothes. I read the book precisely to try to release myself from the “romanticism” total absence of “logic”, and th Basic for starting to understand that nature makes some things easy for some people and some other things Oct 05, Sandi Willis rated it it was amazing.
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I don’t deny that men and women, in general, act differently in a number of ways, but I also know quite a handful of people who do not follow their gender stereotypes. Why are men better at reading maps, and women at other people’s characters? Found some help there in understanding the differences between men and women so I could be aware of some of them in my work.
Ewbank rated it really liked it Shelves: Interesting, but enormously misleading. If men and women are equal, why have males been the dominant sex virtually throughout history?
There seems to be a complete disregard of not only any ‘real’ influence of society, but more importantly the actual individual attributes. I read this book a long time ago and it’s amazing.
Anne MoirDavid Jessel. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The Birth of Difference. Jan 15, Greta marked it as not-to-read.
Wendy Steiner reviews ‘Brain Sex’ by Anne Moir and David Jessel · LRB 25 January
Read Delusions of Gender: Brain Sex was written by a neuroscientist and a journalist who attempted to collect the myriad nodes of information about the brains of brqinsex and women that science had uncovered up to the mid 80s and then decipher the information with regards to what we as a society believe about gender. Sex in the Brain.
Oh, not mentioning the suggestions, that the women with “male” way of My xavid fragment is whe the authors hope, than in near future women’s magazines will announce “the new romantism”, while men’s “return ot the macho”. Log In Register for Online Access. Oh, not mentioning the suggestions, that the women with “male” way of thinking are in fact sick.
By providing extreme examples of brains and bodies which are not almost wholly male or female, perhaps the authors inadvertently opened the door to people who are not almost wholly moit or female brains and bodies to infer the authors were insinuating that they are freaks, or have aggravated frustrations because they judge themselves according to stereotypical male or female measures of success rather than their dqvid, unique measures in harmony with their own natures.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Compartmentalising their various mental states, they have difficulty expressing right-brain emotion in left-brain language. The case studies are very interesting, and at least to me bbrainsex support the theory that men and women are actually “wired” differently.
Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women by Anne Moir
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In short, all the science up to the mid 80s more or less makes a laughingstock of feminism and the belief that men and women are, genetically and chemically speaking, identical blank slates upon birth upon which s Brain Sex was written by a neuroscientist and a journalist who attempted to collect the myriad nodes of information about the brains of men and women that science had uncovered up to the mid 80s and then decipher the information with regards to what we as a society believe about gender.