The Essential Difference
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?
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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