TITLE

PINK BRAINS, BLUE BRAINS, PURPLE PEOPLE

AUTHOR(S)
Sukel, Kayt
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/26/2012, Vol. 214 Issue 2866, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses gender differences in the brain, with particular focus on the compensation theory that the genetic, chemical, and electrical variation between male and female brains developed to ensure that behavior and abilities would remain the same despite differing influences. The theory contradicts other views of neuroscience that brain differences create separate attributes in males and females. It is suggested that the amygdala could have a role in adjusting for testosterone level.
ACCESSION #
76170421

 

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