The male brain and the female brain

The guardian has a short video of Simon Baron Cohen talking about sex differences between the male brain and the female brain and what these physical difference may mean for female and male behaviour. He outlines his research which suggests that autism may be caused by an extreme male brain and discusses how male and female psychological differences may have evolved. Our early male and female hominid ancestors may have had very different roles: females played a bigger role in childrearing and social activity males had a more solitary role tracking and hunting animals. He points out that he is not a biological determinist or a cultural determinist but that biology and culture interact to produce sex differences in behaviour and psychology.

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