Cerebrum Response to Cahill for submission 24 November 2014_final.pdf (169.36 kB)

Why Males ≠ Corvettes, Females ≠ Volvos, and Scientific Criticism ≠ Ideology: A Response to “Equal ≠ The Same: Sex Differences in the Human Brain”

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posted on 03.03.2015, 14:27 by Cordelia Fine, Daphna Joel, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Anelis Kaiser, Gina Rippon

In the recent Cerebrum article Equal ≠ the same: Sex differences in the human brain, Larry Cahill offers his perspective on the nature of sex differences in brain and behavior, and what he considers to be a “counter-reaction” to such research by “anti-sex difference” investigators operating from the “deeply ingrained, implicit, false assumption that if men and women are equal, then men and women must be the same.”[1] We welcome this opportunity to correct some of the misapprehensions and mischaracterisations in this account, and present a more nuanced view of the relations among sex, brain and gender.

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