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The Essential Difference: Male And Female Brains And The Truth About Autism By Simon Baron-Cohen, The Essential Difference Male And Female Most revolutionary of all, The Essential Difference also puts forward the compelling new theory that autism and its close relative, Asperger s Syndrome is actually an example of the extreme male brain His theory can explain why those who live with this condition are brilliant at analyzing the most complex systems yet cannot relate to the emotional lives of those with whom they live. The Essential Difference Men, Women and the Jul , 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. Review The Essential Difference by Simon Baron Cohen May , The Essential Difference Men, Women and the Extreme Male Brain by Simon Baron Cohen pp, Allen Lane, . Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat The Essential Difference Male And Female Brains And The The essential difference was that past prenatal development, there isn t clearly an anatomical or functional gender difference in the human brain Hormone difference, yes Autism and certain other psychological traits, higher incidence. The Essential Difference The Truth about the Male and The Essential Difference The Truth about the Male and Female Brain We all appreciate that there are differences in the typical psychology of men and women Yet underlying these subtle differences, Simon Baron Cohen believes, there is one essential difference, and it affects everything we do Men have a tendency to analyze The Essential Difference the male and female brain The Essential Difference the male and female brain By Simon Baron Cohen, Cambridge University The field of sex differences in psychology is not new, though today it enjoys greater PDF The Essential Difference The Male and Female Brain Academia is a platform for academics to share research papers. The Essential Difference The Essential Baking Company The Essential Baking Company Difference LOCALLY SOURCED We hand select ingredients from the highest quality, local suppliers to ensure world class baked goods THREE SIMPLE INGREDIENTS Flour, water, sea salt, and naturally occurring yeast form the basis for all of our breads. PDF The Essential Difference The Truth About The Male Understanding our essential difference, the author concludes, may help us not only make sense of our partners foibles, but solve one of the most mysterious scientific riddles of our time.

  • Title: The Essential Difference: Male And Female Brains And The Truth About Autism
  • Author: Simon Baron-Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780465005567
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • We all know the opposite sex can be a baffling, even infuriating, species Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat Why do women love talking about relationships and feelings with their girlfriends while men seem drawn to computer games, new gadgets, or the latest sports scores Does it really all just come down to our upbringing In TWe all know the opposite sex can be a baffling, even infuriating, species Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat Why do women love talking about relationships and feelings with their girlfriends while men seem drawn to computer games, new gadgets, or the latest sports scores Does it really all just come down to our upbringing In The Essential Difference, leading psychologist Simon Baron Cohen confirms what most of us had suspected all along that male and female brains are different This groundbreaking and controversial study reveals the scientific evidence present even in one day old babies that proves that female type brains are better at empathizing and communicating, while male brains are stronger at understanding and building systems not just computers and machinery, but abstract systems such as politics and music Most revolutionary of all, The Essential Difference also puts forward the compelling new theory that autism and its close relative, Asperger s Syndrome is actually an example of the extreme male brain His theory can explain why those who live with this condition are brilliant at analyzing the most complex systems yet cannot relate to the emotional lives of those with whom they live Understanding our essential difference, Baron Cohen concludes, may help us not only make sense of our partners foibles, but also solve one of the most mysterious scientific riddles of our time.
    The Essential Difference Male And Female Brains And The Truth About Autism We all know the opposite sex can be a baffling even infuriating species Why do most men use the phone to exchange information rather than have a chat Why do women love talking about relationships an

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    1. This may end up being another lengthy review, so here s the headline THIS BOOK IS INTELLECTUALLY DISHONESTHaving said that I had better justify my claim pretty quickly The primary problem is that in presenting his thesis the author extensively cherry picks the evidence Supporting evidence is discussed at length Contrary evidence is minimised in two way Firstly on some occasions it is simply not mentioned at all Secondly, if mentioned it is not discussed in detail and not referenced so one cannot [...]

    2. I finished this book several weeks ago, but have been putting off the review I went into reading it with trepidation, expecting to find some of my thinking and understand challenged Instead, I found a book so sloppy it made me angry that it is so widely referenced as the evidence that gender behaviour is genetically determined At points early on, the book actually pushed me towards a nurture understanding, just out of sheer annoyance.So now I ve talked about my emotional response, what about th [...]

    3. I ve never seen so little said in so many words This book is BS masquerading as science The author often presents no solid evidence or studies for his claims How Simon Baron Cohen is so well respected and influential is beyond me You don t need to be a scientist to recognise the countless flaws in this book.As Pippi said, the author constantly contradicts himself and changes his mind endlessly The inconsistencies stand out like big blearing eyesores For example, he says gender differences are ha [...]

    4. This book is written by well respected and influential Professor Simon Baron Cohen And this is just another Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus science type of book It s not like I m surprised but I didn t expect it to be so poorly written.

    5. The working theory set forth in this book is that there are three basic types of brains or psychological profiles that we all fall into There is what he refers to as a type E brain which skews towards empathy , a type S brain which skews towards systematization , and a balanced brain type that blends the two approaches A type E person would have of an ability to tune in to the views and emotions of another and might work in fields like counseling, primary school teaching, nursing, therapy, soci [...]

    6. An appealing idea due to its simplicity, but it s an illusion of simplicity that s based on dismissal of the theory s weaknesses and over simplification of the issue Baron Cohen glosses over criticisms with flippant dismissal and weak yeah buts What is the extreme female brain By the theory s assertion it must exist and yet no one can identify it Further, the basic premise that as ASD becomes severe in its expression the further along the dimension the individual moves towards the extreme male [...]

    7. This is an accessible intelligent account of two different but equally vital ways in which human intelligence works We think systematically, gathering facts, building structures, making logical deductions about the way the world operates But we also think in a relational,empathic way about other people and how we impact on one another.Although Baron Cohen is very clear that he does not wish to assert that men and women exist on different planets, his aim here is to gather together research whic [...]

    8. Groundbreaking and important I also much appreciated Baron Cohen s terse writing style there s a lot of information packed into this relatively short book, so it s not necessarily a quick read In shorthand, Baron Cohen s theory is one of two different brain types, signified by prominent ability to empathize type E and prominent ability to systemize type S , and the findings are that a larger percentage of females score higher than males in empathizing, while a larger percentage of males score hi [...]

    9. Baron Cohen took than five years to write this book because the topic was just too politically sensitive to complete in the 1990s The topic he was so hesitant to write about is the difference between male and female brains.Quite why so many people tiptoe around this subject is something of a mystery, until one considers that there are many people who refuse to even countenance the idea that there are differences between male and female brains The contention that there are differences between me [...]

    10. In short, this book spent a lot of time categorizing brain types and then repeating the characteristics of them The author seemed to go on and on at some points that made me skim clusters of pages because I had already read the same thing, rephrased, a few pages or chapters back.Sometimes I read a book like this and it makes me see the world differently in a good way I m thinking of Neil Shubin s Your Inner Fish But The Essential Difference made me see people as black or white in terms of their [...]

    11. This book outlines the evidence that there is an innate neurological disposition between men and women that predisposes women to have an empathetic brain and men to have a systematizing brain.Baron Cohen does a good job of laying out evidence for his contention that there is a biological difference in men s and women s brains which produces different strengths and weaknesses However, there are several weaknesses in his argument that he doesn t adequately address One of my biggest issues is in ca [...]

    12. As much as I tried to be open minded about this book it just crosses over from scientific evidence to generalizations and sexist claims Most of Baren Cohen s arguments are citing a study that you d need to look up to read about.

    13. Sasha s cousin makes suspect claims about autism and far suspect claims about the neural foundations of sex differences.

    14. The Science Behind the Bleeding ObviousSimon Baron Cohen yes, the cousin of the famous comedian, is a world leading scientist and expert on autism This 2003 book is an attempt to show what science knows is the essential difference between the sexes and in this it succeeds admirably It s central point is that men, on average, are better at systematising, and women, at empathising Talk about the bleeding obvious Of course all of this is delivered through clenched teeth so as not to offend feminist [...]

    15. Review in retrospect The essential difference was that past prenatal development, there isn t clearly an anatomical or functional gender difference in the human brain Hormone difference, yes Autism and certain other psychological traits, higher incidence There have been at least two interesting fMRI studies since the publication of this book showing differences in brain activity during sexual activity between partners in heterosexual and transgender couples, but mentioning any than that would b [...]

    16. Baron Cohen justifies ableism, transphobia, discrimination against various sexualities, misogyny, and other things with cherry picked biological deterministic science in a variety of his books Also apparently I don t exist because I have very high empathy but a male brain in many other ways and rather than dismantling this binary, he upholds it to fit his theories.

    17. This book is good for reviewing the idea of gender as a political notion and moving into an idea of brain states as biological conditions which have a seemingly greater effect on shaping our inner mental states than political cultural behaviors.

    18. I read this book nearly fifteen years ago and reread it recently It echoes as much truth today as it did originally and is worth a read no matter where on the spectrum of E to S you happen to be.The negative reviews are nothing but PC nonsense, people who object to science because they are not getting the results they want Professor Simon Baron Cohen is the director of the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University and a leader in the field of scientific inquiry into psychological phenomena [...]

    19. skimmed it with trepidation and was exactly as I thought this book is so disgusting, so damaging that I don t even want to give this away to a charity shop or to another human being to read It s not worth reading even to pick apart this book is bad news, and needs to go back into the recycling where it belongs I don t like to rate books I haven t read, but I think it s very clear that this deserves one star Written by a certain mr cambridge scholar im white cis straight and know everything type, [...]

    20. Chapter of systemizing was much stronger as that of emphatizing, which I found to be weak When there was talk of systemizing in general, it didn t seem scientific Nor do the emphathy quotent and the systemizing quotent impress me Overall the book has some interesting parts but a lot needs to be tested Other information I was already familiar with.I find the competing theory the imprinted brain theory convincing Though the book by Christopher Badcock had a similar structure of stories as argumen [...]

    21. I really appreciate this book I have a son with Aspergers and a husband who most likely has Aspergers This book helped my husband to understand why he approaches things differently I am not so sure that autism can be linked with hypersystemising brain through For my son, he I think he holds back from social situations because he over empathises and the emotion can be too overwhelming I also have a daughter who is waiting to be assessed for autism and she is completely different from her brother [...]

    22. I began reading with the intent of understanding autism better I finished understanding myself, my son and my husband better I understand better why I am often lost in my physical environment, why I am so sensitive to every sigh and change of expression on my husband s face and why I love teaching preschool I also learned to see the systematic thinking of my son and husband as healthy, normal approaches to life I came to understand the benefits of both empathetic and systematic thinking Only a s [...]

    23. Simon Baron Cohen is one of the most respected researchers of Autism in the world He is an FBA, Director of Cambridge University s Autism Research Centre, and Vice President of the National Autistic Society UK This book is a great read about the two different types of brain and has some great conclusions on the extreme of both types of brain You should read this book if are interested in the actual science behind the brain and are not one of the Genius one star reviewers who, apparently, know be [...]

    24. Baron Cohen provides an interesting model that accounts for not just autism but also for the apparent differences between the average man and average woman Although gender difference is a touchy topic, especially when it relates to modes of intelligence, Baron Cohen thoroughly disclaims these differences as statistical distributions, not hard fast rules, and provides plenty of scientific evidence to justify his model.While I think the empathizing systemizing model is a very intriguing idea, my m [...]

    25. Interesting topic You really will be amazed when you read actual scientific facts about our normal day life Author has successfully convinced about main theme of book that male and female brains are different and they formulate distinct features in both sexes Examples given by author are good enough to get overview But one of the drawback of book is that author is continuously trying to give readers as many example possible which is kind of monotonous Instead of giving only examples and their th [...]

    26. Somewhat plausible arguments, though I remain far from convinced One of the reasons I am giving it a low score is for all the times he uses the term hardwired without justifying it It s simply not excusable to make claims of neural hardwiring so haphazardly A lot of what he considers evidence for his arguments are merely correlational He needs a lot proof for his arguments before I give them weight Also, about the implicit sexism in his arguments, it s not as bad as I was expecting A lot of wha [...]

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