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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Feb 13, Emily rated it liked it. Dec 21, Janell Rhiannon rated it did not like it. During my first degree, I had to write an entire essay based solely on this book.

However I feel like this was predominantly written with a feminist-leaning perspective. The answers lie in the basic biological differences between the male and female brain, which, say the authors, make it impossible for the sexes to share equal emotional or intellectual qualities. Loved this book – such an amazing look at the science behind gender – fascinating read!! See 1 question about Brain Sex….

In light of this research you could conclude that this definition of ‘equality’ is impossible given the differences in male and female brains and how those differences shape behavior, social patterns, work choice, family life and the body its self.

Wendy Steiner reviews ‘Brain Sex’ by Anne Moir and David Jessel · LRB 25 January

After reading this book it certainly explained a great many mysteries about men to me! Here, geneticist Moir and BBC- TV writer-producer Jessel argue convincingly that the answer lies in the difference between the male and female brain.

Dec 20, Adrienne rated it it was amazing Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. This book was written after a twenty year study of the brain.

The average female brain has particularly focused verbal centres in both halves, but other skills are diffused; a thicker corpus callosum and the distribution of skill centres allows for more extensive connection among the various mental functions.

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The danger of this is that if interpreted as so, it can lend itself towards and perpetuate the apathetic, nonchalant, prejudicial attitudes towards gender-stereotypes prevalent in our society.

Calling homosexuality perversion is also nice.


Mostly this book told me things I already knew; they just told me it was science that made it this way. This is a great book: Why can’t a woman be more like a man? This is not to say that sexism in any form is perfectly OK; the book proffers that the differences in the brains of men and women give each gender unique strengths and that brainse would be best for us as a society to recognize these counterpart strengths and figure out how jfssel use them together, whether in the home, in koir office, or wherever, rather than one sex trying to become more like the other or, even worse, ignoring the differences completely and carrying on as if they don’t exist.

I do wish the authors would write another book now with updated data, correcting and refining their findings in the book, as the additional data would dictate.

Refresh and try again. Read Delusions of Gender: Paperbackpages. 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. In the womb, the sexual organs douse the embryo with hormones, which, in the case of a boy, transform the basically female neural template into a male brain: May 10, Matt Earls rated it really liked it.

I gave this book to many married wo After reading this book it grainsex explained a great many mysteries about men to me! Brain Sex was written by a neuroscientist and a journalist who attempted to collect the myriad nodes of information ravid 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.

The traditional view of the genders is thus a valid reflection of nature, and all the liberationist adjustments in nurture since the Sixties have done nothing to change matters. As a result of their neural structuring, men have an inborn advantage in mathematics, physics, abstract thinking, and all sports requiring hand-eye coordination.

It’s also proven female serial killers brainses with the mkir parts of their brains as men. The authors don’t take into account any grey vrainsex in human behavior, suggesting genders are cut from two distinct and very different clothes.

Books by Anne Moir. Sometimes is in our hands to do something, in practical terms sometimes is impossible to do anything. Published August 1st by Delta first published 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. View all 12 comments. 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”.


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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 moiir women.

Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women by Anne Moir

View all 3 comments. The answers lie in the basic biological differences between the male and female brain, which, say the authors, make it impossible for the sexes The reason is a certain band, located in the forehead region,that connects the left side of the brain to the right side. Feb 20, Anna rated it did not like it. Interesting, but if the first is true how can the 2nd ever occur?

I immediately wondered what vast stores of knowledge on brain chemistry and gender differences have been discovered and published since then, and how those discoveries have further strengthened or weakened our knowledge of how gender is determined by hormones and brain structure.


I found this a very interesting read especially in light of the recent or not so recent debates about ‘equality’. Yes, the female brain is different from as early as gestation according to an Israeli scientist.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I gave this book to many married women all of whom said that it was extremely helpful in understanding their husbands a bit better.

Most comfortable in object relations and naturally aggressive, men are promiscuous, competitive, and less emotional than women.

The science presented in the book clearly explains this, but I’m more curious about the percentages of the population that exhibit these brainsrx, and the authors of Brain Sex don’t seem to examine this very closely, instead making broad, sweeping statements about men and map reading and women and emotions.