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The Essential Difference

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Description for The Essential Difference Paperback. Why are female brains better at empathasing? How are male brains designed to analyse systems? And what really makes men and women different? The author explores list-making, lying and two decades of research in a ground-breaking examination of how our brains can be male or female. Num Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: JMG; PDZ; VSP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 126 x 196 x 17. Weight in Grams: 212.

Simon Baron-Cohen's The Essential Difference: Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain is an unflinching look at the scientific evidence behind the innate sex differences of the mind.

Men and women have always seemed to think in entirely different ways, from conversation and communication to games and gadgets. But are these differences created by society, or do our minds come ready-wired one way or another, with female brains tending towards interaction and male towards organisation? And could this mean that autism - rather than being a mental anomaly - is in fact simply an extreme male brain?... Read more

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About Simon Baron-Cohen
Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor at Cambridge University in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. He is also the Director of Cambridge's internationally-renowned Autism Research Centre. He has carried out research into social neuroscience over a career spanning twenty years. He is the author of Mindblindness and Zero Degrees of Empathy.

Reviews for The Essential Difference
This is no Mars/Venus whimsy, but the conclusion fron twenty years of experiment
Evening Standard
This is a fascinating, thought-provoking book. Women will want to talk about it. Men will sit silent and brood over its details
Compelling... the book's final and probably most controversial argument is a treat for those who simply enjoy a ... Read more

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