Sexual Differences in Cognition -- what we know about it and is it good to know ?
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So, I am all too aware that this subject is one that makes people with frayed nerves go ballistic, but days ago, I heard said corpus callosum brought up again in connection with girls being better with multi-tasking, so i thought to start this topic. As I have not kept up with developments of any type in the sciences in the cognitive science group tag since 1998, I cannot do much to lead this discussion and hope others will, so I can learn where things now stand with sexual differences in cognition.
Here's a nice case: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1713
The six part Slate series linked here are an ok introduction to relatively current controversies and personalities: http://www.slate.com/id/2194486/entry/2194487/
Meanwhile, the other day on the local NPR station, I was surprised to hear a woman talking about fe/male brain/mind differences on the alternative radio talk forum from San Francisco! So i guess you are right about the subject getting if anything more popular and it pleased me that the woman (Lou Anne Brizandine is what the name sounded like, i have not googled yet) had a good sense of humor and did make sure to bring in the bell-curve to make it clear that the sexes overlap.
I was surprised to find the talk at a progressive forum as I had thought from what i ran into in the 80's that feminist scientists might have pretty much scared people away from the whole thing . . .
(Agreed on small differences exaggerated -- and since epigenetic elements are found to be more important than even waddington might have predicted, small differences . . .)