15-COGS11-Martians and Venutians

15-COGS11-Martians and Venutians - artian and enutian...

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Unformatted text preview: artian and enutian ifferences Martian and Venutian Differences Mary E T Boyle, Ph. D. epartment of Cognitive Science Department of Cognitive Science UCSD is not what you expect: It is not what you expect: omen are: Women are: more resilient avigates by landmarks navigates by landmarks en are: Men are: more focused avigates by internal compass navigates by internal compass eural Circuitry Differences Neural Circuitry Differences exual imorphisim the brain translates into Sexual dimorphisim in the brain translates into behavioral differences between males and females. hy do males and females differ? Why do males and females differ? Natural selection exual Sexual selection ansportation transportation xceptions to the rule Exceptions to the rule Some shore birds Male stays at home cares for the young Female is Larger Brightly colored More aggressive Child rearing Both parents participate end to be monogamous Tend to be monogamous exual abilities and spatial Abilities Sexual abilities and spatial Abilities Typical monogamous ammal mammal. Typical polygamous ammal mammal. he tale of two voles The tale of two voles The hippocampus plays an important role in spatial...
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