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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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 annf in the fire pit. If it had been a comparison of different, but very closely related monkeys who can mate, they probably would have not written such vehement and misleading, in my opinion reviews.
Jul 31, Brenton rated it really liked it Shelves: The reason is a certain band, located in the forehead region,that connects the left side of the brain to the right side. Oct 29, Ahmet rated it it was ok. I think that nearly every stereotype is born from truth, no matter how far the stereotype has been twisted, blown out of proportion, or dogmatized.
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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.
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Apr 14, Isy rated it did not like it. Since male foetuses have to be acted upon by testosterone in order to develop male brains, whereas females, in order to develop female brains, only require not to come into contact with male hormones, there is more chance of error when it comes to men, and therefore male homosexuals outnumber lesbians four to one.
The authors use broad sweeping generalisations which is generally not what people want to hear but I found helpful in establishing general patterns and understanding the big picture. When I saw my fifty relatives performing exactly as predicted, I said “It’s all true. Women, it seems, are more people-oriented than men, who are more interested in things.
Published August 1st by Delta first published It is larger in women than in men and enables women to learn faster when in rehabilitation.
Want to Read saving…. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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 daviv.
Open Preview See a Problem? In this book it’s simply a way to counter feminism. Nov 13, Sue Ellis rated it it was amazing.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Mar 10, Stephanie rated it did not like it.
Not surprisingly, there are endless variations in degree of maleness, and mishaps can lead to a male brain in a female body and vice versa. Guess that makes it five stars – well aware that the debate has moved on somewhat since its publication Oh, not mentioning the suggestions, that the women with “male” way of My favourite 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”.
I gave this book to many married women all of whom said that it was extremely helpful in understanding their husbands a bit better.
If a mother takes female hormones through part of the pregnancy, for example, her boy child may look physically male and have a masculine range of abilities and mental traits, but be attracted to men rather than women.
Mostly this book told me things I already knew; they just told me it was science that made it this way. I get that this book is trying to be accessible to readers, but it almost presents a kind of pseudo reality – then again it was published in the late 80s, so a lot’s changed since then in terms of neurological research and science Ewbank rated it really liked it Shelves: This is more dense than the later, brainzex and funnier book: 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 male or female brains and bodies to infer the authors were insinuating that they are freaks, or have aggravated frustrations because they judge jessrl according to stereotypical male or female measures of success rather than their own, unique measures in harmony with their own natures.
Jun 27, Joir rated it liked it Shelves: I read the book precisely to try to release myself from the “romanticism” total absence of “logic”, and the book truly made well one of the starting stages of that wanted journey This is a great book: Jun 24, Hannah rated it it was amazing. I love the way bbrainsex brains are explained – they have compartments that they open and when it is closed they don’t think about what was in that compartment until that have to open it again and try to remember.
Wendy Steiner reviews ‘Brain Sex’ by Anne Moir and David Jessel · LRB 25 January
Seriously suggesting that we should accept men as viewing women as sex objects and go with the flow After starting this book, I was surprised to look back and brzinsex that it was published almost twenty years ago. It’s also proven female serial killers think with the same parts of their brains as men.
Paperbackpages. Compartmentalising their various mental states, they have difficulty expressing right-brain emotion in left-brain language. Dec 20, Adrienne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Science allows us to see connections, establish facts. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
I read this book a long time ago and it’s amazing. There seems to be a complete disregard of not only any ‘real’ influence of society, but more importantly the actual individual attributes. Loved this book – such an amazing look at the science behind gender – fascinating read!! This is the most sexist book I’ve ever read.