Male brain versus female brain: How do they differ? – Posted by Mo Costandi

Chapter 16 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here’s the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience.

Summary: Subtle observable differences exist between male and female brains, but how exactly these relate to differences in behaviour is unknown. Such gender variations in the brain are often exaggerated and misappropriated, not only by the mass media but also by scientists, to reinforce stereotypes and perpetuate myths.