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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I read this book a long time ago and it’s amazing. Mythical past, elusive future: Why can’t a woman be more like a man?


Considering the fact, that fev pages ealrier they wrote that women are interested in love and men in sex, I can imagine how wolud relationship between romantic women and macho men both sexes accepting their natures, of course look like. Very good book as an introduction to how the brain works in men and women. Particularly when environment and experience make so much of the human psyche.

If you are interested in gender difference studies, this is a good one. This book was written after a twenty year study of the brain. Please provide an email address. The book sets that there are very well known explanations for things that otherwise we might not understand never and at all.

Basic for starting to understand that nature makes somethings easier and some nearly impossible. There seems to be a complete disregard of not only any ‘real’ influence of society, but more importantly the actual individual attributes.

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 brainsdx “return ot the macho”. 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. Preview — Brain Sex by Anne Moir.

Since male foetuses have to be acted upon by testosterone in order to develop male brains, whereas females, in order to develop female brains, only require not to come into contact with male hormones, there is more chance of error when it comes to men, and therefore male homosexuals outnumber lesbians four to one.


When I saw my fifty relatives performing exactly as predicted, I said “It’s all true.

I get that this book is trying to be accessible to readers, but it almost presents a kind of pseudo reality – then again it was published in the late 80s, so a lot’s changed since then in terms of neurological research and science 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: Brain Sex was written by a neuroscientist and a journalist who attempted to collect the myriad nodes of information about 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.

Want to Read saving…. Why can’t a woman be more like a man? From inside the book. Be the first to discover new talent! Anne MoirDavid Jessel. Guess that makes it five stars – well aware that the debate has moved on somewhat since its publication Science, funny thing it is. Books by Anne Moir.

Why are men better at reading maps, and women at other people’s characters? 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.

I gave this book to many married wo After reading this book it certainly explained a great many mysteries about men to me! 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”.

I was always curious why women tend to learn and recuperate after strokes better, and faster then men. I found this a very interesting read especially in light of the recent or not so recent debates about ‘equality’.

BRAIN SEX by Anne Moir , David Jessel | Kirkus Reviews

The book sets that there are very well known explanations for several of the above cases that otherwise we might not understand never and at all. Jun 20, Peter Brooks rated it really liked it. Limited preview – In any case, I choose to validate myself, instead, as normal because according to the book I am not almost wholly male brained and that is just as natural.


The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. The answers aren’t stated in this book or anywhere I’ve looked. I love the way men’s brains are explained – they have compartments that they open and when it is closed they don’t think about what was in that compartment until that have to open it again and try to remember.

Read Delusions of Gender: No eBook available Amazon. May 10, Matt Earls rated it really liked it. I read the book precisely to try to release myself from the “romanticism” total absence of “logic”, and the book truly made well one of the starting stages of that wanted journey During my first degree, I had to write an entire essay based solely on this book. What is this thing called “feminine intuition”? Seriously suggesting that we should accept men as viewing women as sex objects and go with the flow Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

Jan 15, Greta marked it as not-to-read. As a result of their neural structuring, men have an inborn advantage in mathematics, physics, abstract thinking, and all sports requiring hand-eye coordination. I found this a very int The opening sentence says it all “To maintain that men and women are the same in aptitude, skill or behavior, is to build a society based on a biological and scientific lie. See 1 question about Brain Sex…. No wonder we are still struggling regarding equality between men and women with crap like this out there.

Interesting, but if the first is true how can the 2nd ever occur? This book explains so much about the basic brain differences between males and females! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.