☆ Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences ✓ Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Brain Storm The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences Female and male brains are different thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth That s taught as fact in psychology textbooks academic journals and bestselling books And these hardwired differences explain everything from sexual orientation to gender identity to why there aren t women physicists or stay at home dads In th ☆ Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences ✓ Rebecca M. Jordan-Young - Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, Brain Storm The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences Female and male brains are different thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth That s taught as fact in psychology textbooks academic journals and bestselling books And these hardw

  • Title: Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences
  • Author: Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
  • ISBN: 9780674063518
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback

☆ Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences ✓ Rebecca M. Jordan-Young ☆ Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences ✓ Rebecca M. Jordan-Young - Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, Brain Storm The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences Female and male brains are different thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth That s taught as fact in psychology textbooks academic journals and bestselling books And these hardw

  • ☆ Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences ✓ Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
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  1. I felt like I was back in my biology classes, picking apart research to find the flaws in the popular theories I ve read the other popular brain science books lately, but none of those really picked apart the studies they were supporting or refuting Jordan Young does what I have to believe is a remarkably thorough job of compiling the studies from the last fifty years in this field and basically saying, Look, none of these are real experiments, so you have to take these results with a grain of s [...]


  2. This book is an exhaustive look at a fairly large body of scientific literature Rebecca Jordan Young is trying to evaluate the evidence for the thesis that testosterone and estrogen shape distinctly male and female, and also gay and straight, brains sometime during gestation To do this, she looks at all the studies ever published following either of these designs 1 using a sample of people about whom something is known of their prenatal hormone exposure like people with disorders like congenital [...]


  3. This was just excellent Usually I m hesitant to give this type of literature review 5 stars, just in case there s something I didn t agree with in the book or if there s a risk that it s become outdated, or for whatever other reason But this book deserves the full score It s an exhaustive overview, well written, and I thought the figures that visually summarized the forest of available studies were just brilliant It s a book has a clear structure when evaluating the studies of brain organization [...]


  4. I have to review this in a hurry off to work For a detailed, scientific book it was pretty well written with every attempt to make it understandable It clearly took us through the specific flaws in treating gender differences as fact not to say that there are no differences but just to show that we don t really understand the full shape or cause of them One of the most easy to grasp arguments is that anything we know about human behaviour is based on quasi experiments rather than experiments bec [...]


  5. What good is a science that doesn t tell us anything new This is the book I wish I had written of the year Jordan Young tackles a huge literature and comes out on top She takes us through carefully and comprehensively, clearly explaining the concepts her audience needs to understand to navigate the data on the organizational hypothesis the hypothesis that prenatal hormone exposure shapes human sex linked behavior And the message she relays is important Not surprisingly at least from my variation [...]


  6. Enormously fair minded and quietly brutal take down of bad social science A model of precise and useful truth seeking.The first nine chapters dismantle brain organization theory the basket of loosely articulated theories that posit prenatal hormone exposure as the main driver of sex, gender, and sexuality, while also implying unity of those three concepts, and their one dimensionality The tenth chapter describes some of the author s ideas about how to do better, all of which sounded extremely in [...]


  7. A thorough critique of over 300 research studies all that were done before 2000, major ones after on the effects of sex hormones in masculinizing feminizing the brain of the unborn child, analyzing their methodology, definitions and findings Very clear and straightforward writing style, and fair in its approach The author also interviewed over 20 of the major researchers in this field to understand and clarify their findings and views The upshot is that, although the idea that male and female br [...]


  8. This book, though scientific at times, should be required reading We need to get rid of the idea that there are innate differences in the brain between men and women and between homosexuals and heterosexuals That the human species is a dichotomy and everybody needs to converge into their place The point is not that there aren t any differences because there are But it s likely that they arise from the complexity of all inputs we all deal with, all experiences we go through, the environment we g [...]


  9. Definitely a very interesting read, if not a page turner Incredibly thought provoking about empirical scientific studies people use to justify gender roles


  10. This is a very good takedown of brain organization theory , which is the idea that sex hormones in the fetus lead to changes in the brain between men and women, which is why men are better at pick your stereotype here.The author does a very good job at looking at a bunch of studies which purport to show these differences and shows that a lot of them are pretty weak and even contradict each other One funny example is that traits that were assumed to be signs of masculinization in the 1960s then b [...]


  11. Exhaustive assessment Detailed analysis and dedicated research with extensive notes, provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary findings Includes some editorial comment s worth noting, again, that the identification of sex differences in the brain is one of the longest standing projects of neuroscience After than two centuries of effort, surely any obvious differences would have emerged by now Historians and philosophers of science are giving increased attention to the way that gaps in k [...]


  12. C mo nos convertimos en las personas que somos De qu manera la corporalidad tiene una influencia en nuestras personalidades, habilidades, deseos e intereses Esas son preguntas que cualquier persona que se interese de alguna manera por el tema de la sexualidad ha llegado a plantearse Si volcamos la mirada hacia los medios de comunicaci n, los discursos m dicos y gran parte del activismo, se vuelve evidente que existe una fetichizaci n por el discurso cient fico, y por cient fico me refiero a las [...]


  13. If Sexing the Body Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality by Fausto Sterling is a book for the public, Brain Storm is a book for scientists Jordan Young had brilliantly depicted a number of challenges to sexuality research, ranging from masculinity femininity, sexual orientation, sex typed interest and sexed hormones The whole book is organised to challenge the idea of sex difference and to question the reliability of previous studies supporting the notion Male and Female are differen [...]


  14. Jordan Young s book, Brainstorm, is a masterpiece in scientific critique Though dense in it s subject matter, and most likely not the best choice for those just being introduced to the language of biology, Brainstorm is a must read for anyone who s ever had doubts about the scientific media s constant barrage of studies toting evidence about sexed differences in brains Jordan Young writes an elegant and comprehensive review of brain organization theory, ultimately discrediting and upturning much [...]


  15. This is a very dense read there are multiple citations after every sentence in some sections Even so, it contains very valuable overview of the glaring flaws in methodology, citation citing papers that do not support or that even contradict the statement due to different definitions , media interpretation and several examples of unintentional statistical errors that are endemic to gender studies cases This should be required reading for anyone in these fields If you are familiar with statistical [...]


  16. Exhausting in its detail, repetitive in the extent to which it debunks from multiple angles, yet a valuable document challenging brain science by being thorough and working within the terms of Developmental Brain Science as a field I am interested in now reading Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine to see if it makes for a digestible read and can make my appeals to people in casual conversation and arguments palatable and less idealistic sounding trying to bring up systemic failures in researc [...]


  17. Read Chapter 3 and Chapter 7 and really enjoyed the reading Jordan Young provides a clear, accessible, comprehensive review and critique of sex gender related brain studies in this book Chapter 3 examines many researches done on the topic of differences between a male brain and a female brain, and Chapter 7 examines scientific studies that deal with homo sexuality and try to locate its biological origin Many NYT science stars can be found in her critical reading of brain studies And, surprisingl [...]


  18. Worthy but oh so boring Too much comparing of studies and citations make it less interesting to read, unfortunately.A bit shocking how scientists keep changing the goalposts and forgetting that they ve done so, all in the name of finding the truth about gender interests once being called gender roles until that sounded too 1950s now gender interests is the preferred term And if studies don t find the truth that there are notable differences between genders then they either don t get published or [...]


  19. I had a whale of a time reading this wonderful take down of the horrifyingly shoddy and positively unscientific brain organization literature that posits that sex differences are hardwired into the brain As a sociologist of course I was skeptical of the research, but even I had no idea just how sloppy the academic research program has been is in this domain Should be required reading for every person who ever read some half baked media report on sex differences that reaffirmed their own self ser [...]


  20. I found the information in this book provocative, but I really wish it were better written Unfortunately, it s kind of a slog The author takes an exhaustive look into the theory of brain organization which states that hormonal changes in utero can cause predictable changes in gender expression, identity, and sexuality in adult humans and pretty much demolishes it Based on her extremely thorough read through of all of the significant studies on the subject, I m pretty sure we re safe calling the [...]


  21. This very thorough exploration of the biases in brain organization theory seems to me to be a must read for everyone with an interest in gender research Both the consequences of these flaws for current popular research and for our assumptions on sex differences in daily life are huge Not an easy read, but well worth it, for becoming aware of these flaws and providing focus and pointers for further research and discussion.


  22. Very thourough examination of sex difference studies The language of hardwiring, blueprints, latency, permanent organization regarding on the early effect of hormones to the neural development would not fit because brains unlike genital are plastic, brain development is not completely finished at any point prior to death impressive


  23. This book meticulously and definitively documents the many reasons why one should, on purely scientific grounds, be highly sceptical of current claims of a biological hormonal basis for innate differences in preferences and cognitive processes between men and women It is also fantastic story of how parts of science can be not only very wrong but also rather ridiculous.


  24. I love a relentless takedown of logical and methodological flaws in a shoddy theory, and this work did an excellent job of it It s not really written for a popular science audience, which may be a weakness since it s refuting pop science, but it s an engaging read if a heavy one nonetheless.






  25. Fascinating review of the scientific research into how hormones do and do not cause various sex differences in humans.


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