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Sex and Cognition (MIT Press)

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In this fact-driven book, Doreen Kimura provides an intelligible overview of what is known about the neural and hormonal bases of sex differences in behavior, particularly differences in cognitive ability. Kimura argues that women and men differ not only in physical attributes and reproductive function, but also in how they solve common problems. She offers evidence that t ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published July 24th 2000 by Bradford Book (first published 1999)
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Oct 29, 2007 Amanda rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in gender & biology
Shelves: non-fiction
A very interesting book about how gender influences thinking and the brain. Kimura presents the scientific evidence, and you decide what to do with it. I read it for my Science & Gender class, along with Sexing the Body and Why Sex Matters.
Aug 27, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was ok
I read this book for a class. While interesting, I found it difficult to read because it is written in a style I am not used to reading. If you are used to reading scientific journals, this would not be a problem for you.
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Aug 05, 2011 Laura Scheunemann rated it did not like it
Horrible book. Can NOT believe the university chose it for a Learning Differences class. It was not user-friendly for anyone outside the field of science and had no relation to classroom use, parenting, etc.
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Mar 26, 2012 Stephanie rated it did not like it
I read this for a graduate class, and it was SO boring--far too recondite for a non-science major.
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