Evidence shows that there is no such thing as a female or a male brain
but retailers persist in creating and perpetuating gender differences just to sell products."
The first type he calls the "male brain
", the second, "female" -- although, in his book The Essential Difference, he points out that "your sex does not dictate your brain type ...
Barrett: I do think so, and I'm not prepared to quote resources, but some of the trainings I have attended I have found that our brains are constructed differently: the male brain
and the female brain.
In contrast, a Japanese app that attempts to encourage partners to share the responsibility of raising children has brought a massive backlash although it seems to be based on a similar premise: "The male brain
and the female brain are different - the structure of the circuits and signals means their output will differ even if they get the same input."
Despite age related changes and racial ancestry, the weight of the male brain
averages between 120-150 g heavier than females and is 9-12 % larger (Chirachariyavej et al, 2006; Witelson et al, 2006; Kim et al, 2009; Molina & DiMaio, 2012, 2015).
Simon Baron-Cohen, professor of developmental psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, has spoken of the "female brain" (which is more common in, but not restricted to, women) as being stronger at empathising than systemising, with the opposite pattern seen in the "male brain
'There is no such thing as a 'male brain
' or a 'female brain' which we were made to believe.
Neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, author of book The Male Brain
, said: "A man's brain changes when he becomes a father.
The research hasn't pointed out any difference between female and male brain
formation as they aren't wired differently.
There could also be an explanation for why boys are more likely to have autism spectrum symptoms: "The male brain
may be more vulnerable to harmful influences during early life," said Claudia Avella-Garcia.
* The average weight of the male brain
is usually heavier than the average weight of the female brain.