Sex Differences Fall 2008

Sex Differences Fall 2008 - SEXUAL DIMORPHISMS IN BRAIN AND...

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SEXUAL DIMORPHISMS IN BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR Sexual dimorphism” Sensory & perceptual differences Mental Abilities Hormonal influences Brain & sex & gender
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“Boys earn 70% of the D’s and F’s doled out by teachers.” “Boys make up 2/3 of learning-disabled students.”
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A sex difference, but who cares?
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“In the special case of science and engineering, there are issues of intrinsic aptitude, and particularly of the variability of aptitude, and that those considerations are reinforced by what in fact are lesser factors involving socialization and continuing discrimination.” What Lawrence Summers said :
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“Man is more courageous, pugnacious, and energetic than woman, and has a more inventive genius.” Charles Darwin, The descent of man , 1871.
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HOLY ST. ALBERT! “As in all other directions, so than in that of science the way should be made easy for women. Yet it must not be taken amiss if I regard the possible results with a certain amount of scepticism. I am referring to certain obstacles in woman’s organization which we must regard as given by Nature, and which forbid us from applying the same standard of expectation to women as to men.” From Moszowski, A., Einstein the searcher , 1923.
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“It is conceivable that Nature may have created a sex without brains!”
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Olfactory perceptual learning : Female threshold decreases greatly with practice, male threshold does not. Not found in post-menopausal females. Sex Differences in Sensory and Perceptual Processes ADD TO READINGS: CH. 7 pp. 232-235
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SuperTasters” : females are more likely to be homozygous for a gene that increases the number of taste buds on the tongue. “Supertasters” are more sensitive to bitterness.
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