He begins with the distinction between System 1 and System 2 mental operations, the former referring to quick, automatic thought, the latter to more effortful, overt thinking. We rely heavily, writes, on System 1, resorting to the higher-energy System 2 only when we need or want to. The author then explores the nuances of our two-system minds, showing how they perform in various situations. Psychological experiments have repeatedly revealed that our intuitions are generally wrong, that our assessments are based on biases and that our System 1 hates doubt and despises ambiguity. He reviews many fundamental concepts in psychology and statistics regression to the mean, the narrative fallacy, the optimistic bias , showing how they relate to his overall concerns about how we think and why we make the decisions that we do. Some of the later chapters dealing with risk-taking and statistics and probabilities are denser than others some readers may resent such demands on System 2!

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Kinos From inside the book. However I feel like this was predominantly written with a feminist-leaning perspective. I do wonder how the research has progressed in the 20 odd years since the book has been written. If you are interested in gender difference studies, this is a good one. This is a great book: To ask other readers questions about Brain Sexplease sign up. Mostly this book told me things I already knew; they just told me it was science that made it this way.

For the nonscientist, they translate considerable research into the structural and organizational differences between male and female brains, demonstrating how these differences make men more aggressive and competitive and better at skills that require spatial ability and mathematical reasoning, and women more sensitive to nuances of expression and gesture, more adept at judging character.

Old-Fashioned Girls Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Found some help there in understanding the differences between men and women so I could be aware of some of them in my work.

Ewbank rated it really liked it Shelves: Interesting, but enormously misleading. If men and women are equal, why have males been the dominant sex virtually throughout history?

Anne MoirDavid Jessel. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The Birth of Difference.

Jan 15, Greta marked it as not-to-read. Sex in the Brain. Log In Register for Online Access. By providing extreme examples of brains and bodies which are not almost wholly male or female, perhaps the authors inadvertently opened the door to people who are not almost wholly moit or female brains and bodies to infer the authors were insinuating that they are freaks, or have aggravated frustrations because they judge themselves according to stereotypical male or female measures of success rather than their dqvid, unique measures in harmony with their own natures.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Compartmentalising their various mental states, they have difficulty expressing right-brain emotion in left-brain language. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In short, all the science up to the mid 80s more or less makes a laughingstock of feminism and the belief that men and women are, genetically and chemically speaking, identical blank slates upon birth upon which s Brain Sex was written by a neuroscientist and a journalist who attempted to collect the myriad nodes of information about the brains of men and women that science had uncovered up to the mid 80s and then decipher the information with regards to what we as a society believe about gender.

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Learn how and when to remove this template message David Jessel was born in Abingdon and educated at the Dragon School , an independent school in Oxford , and at Eton College , to which he won a scholarship in Early in , Jessel moved to London to join the national radio news programme The World at One as one of the so-called "golden generation" of young British journalists, which included Roger Cook and Jonathan Dimbleby. These reports pioneered the technique of actuality recordings for radio news, with Jessel recording his reports from the centre of the action. This new approach contrasted strongly with the dispassionate, detached style of reporting that predominated at the time.




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