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Brain Sex:
The Real Difference Between Men & Women

Anne Moir, Ph.D. and David Jessel

1989, Delta

203 Pages plus Notes

From the Cover

At last there is an answer to the exasperated lament, "Why can't a woman be more like a man?"

  • Is it only society that makes men more promiscuous?
  • What is this thing called "female intuition"?
  • Why are men better at reading maps, women at reading characters?
  • Why does man so often find woman a mystery?

The answer to each of these questions could shatter our modern beliefs about sexual equality, development and behavior.  From bedroom to boardroom, from schoolroom to workplace, this radical reappraisal of the relationship between the sexes claims that men and woman are not the same in skills, aptitude or behavior.

The sexes are different because their brains are different.  In Brain Sex geneticist Anne Moir and journalist David Jessel take you on an extraordinary journey from the sexual differentiation of the prenatal brain to the gender differences inherent in kindergarten playstyles, classroom abilities and adult attitudes toward love, sex and marriage.

A startling new perspective on one of the great puzzles of human nature this provocative work is fascinating reading for anyone who lives with, works with or is just curious about the opposite sex.

Table of Contents

1. The Differences
2. The Birth of Difference
3. Sex in the Brain / Brain Sex Test
4. Childhood Differences
5. The Brains Come of Age
6. The Ability Gap
7. Hearts and Minds
8. Like Minds
9. The Marriage of Two Minds
10. Why Mothers are not Fathers
11. Minds at Work
12. Bias at Work

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