Sex and Cognition
In this fact-driven book, Doreen Kimura provides an intelligible overview of what is known about the neural and hormonal bases of sex differences in behavior, particularly differences in cognitive ability. Kimura argues that women and men differ not only in physical attributes and reproductive function, but also in how they solve common problems. She offers evidence that the effects of sex hormones on brain organization occur so early in life that, from the start, the environment is acting on differently wired brains in girls and boys. She presents various behavioral, neurological, and endocrinological studies that shed light on the processes giving rise to these sex differences in the brain.
—Sheri Berenbaum, Professor of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Southern Illinois Univeristy School of Medicine, Carbondale
—Bryan Kolb, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
—Jerre Levy, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago
—Irwin Silverman, Professor of Psychology, York University, Canada
—Brian A. Gladue, Research Professor of Psychology and Research Facilitator, Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, University of Cinncinnati Medical Center
—Simon Baron-Cohen, Departments of Experimental Psychologyand Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK
Honorable Mention in the category of Psychology in the 1999 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc.