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Psyc 3322 - Brain and Behavior

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The New Sex Scorecard Psychology Today 9 8 14 3 51 PM Joan Rivers didn t lean in Or lean on She trudged on a hero for every working woman Hara Estroff Marano Home Find a Therapist Topic Streams Get Help Magazine Tests Psych Basics Experts Safari Power Saver Click to Start Flash Plug in The New Sex Scorecard Men s and women s minds really do work differently but not on everything By Hara Estroff Marano published on July 01 2003 last reviewed on August 26 2010 Current Issue Just Say It 142 Like StumbleUpon 18 28 Tweet When and how should we open up to loved ones 4 MORE FROM THIS ISSUE Share ISSUE ARCHIVES SUBSCRIBE Get out the spittoon Men produce twice as much saliva as women Women for their part learn to speak earlier know more words recall them better pause less and glide through tongue twisters Put aside Simone de Beauvoir s famous dictum One is not born a woman but rather becomes one Science suggests otherwise and it s driving a whole new view of who and what we are Males and females it turns out are different from the moment of conception and the difference shows itself in every system of body and brain It s safe to talk about sex differences again Of course it s the oldest story in the world And the newest But for a while it was also the most treacherous Now it may be the most urgent The next stage of progress against disorders as disabling as depression and heart disease rests on cracking the binary code of biology Most common conditions are marked by pronounced gender differences in incidence or appearance Find a Therapist Search for a mental health professional near you City or Zip Although sex differences in brain and body take their inspiration from the central agenda of reproduction they don t end there We ve practiced medicine as though only a woman s breasts uterus and ovaries made her unique and as though her heart brain and every other part of her body were identical to those of a man says Marianne J Legato M D a cardiologist at Columbia University



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