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alai
1096529.  Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:32 pm Reply with quote

This was an interesting ep. I thought the "adversarial" co-presentation was a tad gimmicky, but Mosley and Roberts are two of the better of the current crop of semi-regulars, so how bad. Could have been Fong and Humble, instead. *twitch, twitch*

Might have to watch it again before I'm entirely clear what the "take away" was. They seemed to be saying the "clear" result was determining the structural type of difference between the (average of the) genders. Not that there was any disjointness to the differences. Or even a bimodal structure to them. Or indeed, at all large.

Everyone else I've mentioned this to was either not interested in watching it, or offended on a how-very-gendery-dare-they basis at the fact that it'd even been made, or the research in question done. Or both. Come through with insightful observations, QI Dwarrows!

 
Posital
1096662.  Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:53 pm Reply with quote

Not sure how a brain can be male or female... perhaps mail? Of the daily sort?

 
alai
1096664.  Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:05 pm Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Not sure how a brain can be male or female... perhaps mail? Of the daily sort?


*shudder*

I think it's a nod to Simon Baron-Cohen's stuff on "empathy" vs "systemisation". (He was on the show briefly mentioning this.) If you have a higher "EQ" than "SQ", you can be loosely said to have a "female brain", and vice versa. But the correlation of that with gender self-identification is... moderate. (Don't think they gave numbers on that on the TV show; not sure if they're in SBC's book.)

 
Zziggy
1096913.  Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:15 am Reply with quote

Just a drive-by here to comment that I watched it and am pleased to find someone else who did as well, since nobody I know even knew it was on apparently!

I admit there's a lot of cognitive bias going on here since it is what I thought beforehand anyway, but I thought the most compelling arguments were those saying there is basically no difference between brains, and the differences we see are usually down to people living up to their own expectations. So for instance, women expect to not do well at spacial awareness, so they test badly for it. I really liked the test supposedly for "seeing someone else's point of view" which tested the exact same thing, yet women suddenly had no handicap.

I very much enjoyed the baby experiment too. The adults were so convinced that "she loved the doll" etc, when we saw that was the only thing 'she' was offered.

 
Zziggy
1096915.  Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:17 am Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Not sure how a brain can be male or female... perhaps mail? Of the daily sort?

Are you suggesting there is some link between brains and the daily fail? This could be a groundbreaking discovery if you have the proper evidence.

 
meeno
1106050.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:02 pm Reply with quote

Zziggy wrote:
Posital wrote:
Not sure how a brain can be male or female... perhaps mail? Of the daily sort?

Are you suggesting there is some link between brains and the daily fail? This could be a groundbreaking discovery if you have the proper evidence.


heheh i just wanna break it down to one and only answer :D .... Both male and female have da same brain structure BUT both have totally different chemistry or produces different chemicals from the body to the brain :D heehehehhhh... solved tahhhh!!!! ohhh i lefted school at 16 years old ;)

 
swot
1106054.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:23 pm Reply with quote

Actually, the structures of male and female brains are different. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/males-and-females-differ-in-specific-brain-structures

 
meeno
1106057.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:36 pm Reply with quote

swot wrote:
Actually, the structures of male and female brains are different. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/males-and-females-differ-in-specific-brain-structures


I'm not going to look at your link because I'm not gullible... i know when a male takes birth control pills, he starts to grow boobs but the point is the brain is just the same in both sex. its all chemistry ;)

not one piece in the brain of a male and female would be missing or different... ;) I'm actually thinking this through fresh of my nob hehehehhh

 
Zziggy
1106065.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:54 pm Reply with quote

swot wrote:
Actually, the structures of male and female brains are different. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/males-and-females-differ-in-specific-brain-structures

But are those differences inherent or because of socialisation? And are they an actual rule, or just a trend?

 
meeno
1106066.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:02 pm Reply with quote

Zziggy wrote:
swot wrote:
Actually, the structures of male and female brains are different. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/males-and-females-differ-in-specific-brain-structures

But are those differences inherent or because of socialisation? And are they an actual rule, or just a trend?


i haven't read the link... i see its just research so not facts but only research... you can't really beat life experience's... real facts and not selling a dream to live on government founding :_( English is the only answers we all need to solve problems we experience in life ;) sorry my bad thank god for edit


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franticllama
1106067.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:04 pm Reply with quote

meeno wrote:
English is the only answers we all need to solve problems we experience in live ;)


Really?? Well I guess that explains a lot about your posting style

 
meeno
1106068.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:06 pm Reply with quote

franticllama wrote:
meeno wrote:
English is the only answers we all need to solve problems we experience in live ;)


Really?? Well I guess that explains a lot about your posting style


hehehh thank god for edit :D

hey I'm using a shitty LG phone ok... stop hating with your eyes ;)

 
meeno
1106074.  Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:29 pm Reply with quote

meeno wrote:
Zziggy wrote:
swot wrote:
Actually, the structures of male and female brains are different. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/males-and-females-differ-in-specific-brain-structures

But are those differences inherent or because of socialisation? And are they an actual rule, or just a trend?


i haven't read the link... i see its just research so not facts but only research... you can't really beat life experience's... real facts and not selling a dream to live on government founding :_( English is the only answers we all need to solve problems we experience in life ;) sorry my bad thank god for edit



hahahahhh i think it only takes one whole day to do a simple research and live day by day living of founding pahhh :P anyway its a pretty awsum job ;)

 
Jenny
1106238.  Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:26 pm Reply with quote

You know, if you're not going to read research evidence when it's presented to you, you're not going to do very well in discussions on a forum where we tend not to believe anything unless somebody's backed it up with evidence.

 
Posital
1106272.  Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:23 pm Reply with quote

Yeah - Jenny's done her research on this...

 

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