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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

U.K. Science Blast: Women Are also From Mars, As Men Does

'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus' by American writer John Gray had popularized the idea that each gender's supposedly different behaviour was linked to physical and hormonal differences in their brains. The book, which is due to be made into a film starring Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon, even argued that housework benefitted women by boosting their hormones.
"Men and women not only communicate differently, they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently,"
the book claimed. But Rippon argues such studies are "neurotrash"
riddled with flaws and reflecting the bias of
researchers. "Sex differences in the brain have been extensively researched, widely reported and enthusiastically believed but modern brain-scanning techniques show there are few real
differences -- and the interpretations are borne
more from prejudice than science," she said....
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