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Keep your brain in gear

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head_outline_puzzle_800_wht_10307Ever wondered what sex your brain is?

Try these 6 short tests and get a report comparing you to others. The tests include a test of empathy ie assessing NVC through facial expressions.

And if you like that kind of thing go to this site and check how intuitive you are for numbers, among other things.

First posted on SGANDA April 2 2010

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Guess what girls? Men are from Venus too!

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Forget the theory that men are from Mars and women from Venus – our brains are the same, an expert insists. Neuroscientist Professor Gina Rippon says the sexes are not ‘hardwired’ in different ways and there is no evidence that men are innately better at reading maps or that women are better at multi-tasking.

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Any difference is due to society’s idea of gender, not to biology, and is deterring a generation of women from becoming scientists, she warns.  Professor Rippon, of Aston University, Birmingham, said differences in the brain are formed in childhood by divisions in the games girls and boys play and stereotypes they conform to. The scientist said the human brain is much more malleable than we think.

She highlighted recent research which showed that women given a Tetris console game to play for three months displayed fundamental changes in their brain structure.

The Californian study found that women who…

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What sex is your brain?

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Ever wondered what sex your brain is? Try these  6 short tests and get a report comparing you to others. The tests include a test of empathy ie assessing NVC through facial expressions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sex/add_user.shtml

If you are wondering what might influence your brain sex watch these linked YouTube videos on the influence of testosterone on your developing brain and the effect it can have on your work performance.

And if you want to complete an on-line test to see how empathising or systematising your brain is try it at: http://www.eqsq.com

It’s too simplistic to think all women are more empathising than men whilst men are more logical and less feeling – although there is some truth in it. When it comes to making strategic decisions recent research shows that people who are better at it use both the logical and emotional parts of their brains.