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Sex Differences

Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Women's Sleep

The Society for Women’s Health Research | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
The Society for Women’s Health Research

Several major gaps continue to exist in sleep research for women. This is in part due to the early work focused on sleep apnea, which primarily affects men. In addition, lack of awareness of sex differences in sleep research has contributed to this knowledge gap.

The Science of Difference: Let's Do It Right!

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling | Posted 05.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

In Nature, Janine Clayton and Francis Collins call for efforts to ensure that preclinical studies include both male and female cells and animals. We worry, however, that this timely call will reinforce an underlying, unwarranted belief that males and females are fundamentally different.

Women, Men and Alzheimer's

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany Chow

"Why does Alzheimer's disease strike women more often than it does men?" Well, actually, it doesn't. When you hear that an illness affects one group m...

Top 10 Quirky Behaviors of Men and Women

Lorie Eber | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Lorie Eber

I've never bought the "Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus" shtick, but there are definitely some behaviors that are unique to each sex. I'm not talking about the obvious. What I have in mind are innocent differences of the type Jerry Seinfeld would incorporate into a stand-up routine.

For Girls in STEM, Belonging, Not Brain Structure, Makes the Difference

Stephanie Kelly | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Kelly

Little real evidence is available to indicate that the brains of men and women are "hardwired" differently, yet, perhaps due to lingering stereotypes, women remain underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Scans Reveal Big Difference In Male, Female Brains

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Men aren't from Mars and women aren't from Venus, but their brains really are wired differently, a new study suggests. The research, which involved ...

Tickling the Child Brain

Pascal Vrticka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Pascal Vrticka

Our findings on the neural basis of humor processing (in children) may provide some preliminary clues informing theories regarding humor evolution and function in humans.

Gender Segregation and Civil Rights

Lise Eliot | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lise Eliot

The fact is, gender-segregated classrooms, even when freely-chosen, create an institutional sexism that reinforces beliefs about men and women's intellectual inequality in the larger society.

Everyone Lies About Sex, Study Claims

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2013 | Women

Does everyone lie about sex? A study led by professor of psychology Terri Fisher of the Ohio State University at Mansfield, published in the April...

Sex Science: 'The Best Part of 'Believe' Is the Lie" (Part 3)

Patricia Adair Gowaty | Posted 02.19.2013 | Science
Patricia Adair Gowaty

Why do we believe fictions in the face of facts? When do the scales fall from our eyes?

Scientists Find Odd Gaps In Visual Perception Of Men, Women

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.18.2012 | Science

Men and women see the world differently--and not just in a metaphorical sense. A new study from psychologists at Vanderbilt University shows that wome...

IT'S OFFICIAL: Men, Women See World VERY Differently

Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 09/04/2012 11:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Guys' eyes are more sensitive to small details and moving objects, while...

Context, Gender, and Why Riley's Right to Be Pissed Off About Toys

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Behavioral science has now shown us that many of the gender differences we habitually chalk up to biology or evolution aren't as set in stone as we assume.

What You Don't Know About People

Sam Sommers | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

You've been lied to. Or, at the very least, misled. It's simply not true that everything you need to know about life you learned in Kindergarten.

How Men And Women Can Be Wiser About Each Other

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

What I hear from women is that they yearn for men to join them in finding that kind of fulfillment, but, sad to say, I don't often hear the same thing from men, which means that there is a gender gap to be closed.

Men: We Must Evolve Beyond Male Stereotypes

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Social conditioning is hard to change, I know. Peer pressure is a dominant force in creating the sexual stereotypes we live with. To evolve beyond them takes one thing: self-awareness.

Is Marriage Good for Your Health, NY Times Asks

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Coming this Sunday to the New York Times Magazine (already available online here) is an article by Tara Parker-Pope titled, "Is marriage good for your...

Why Parents May Cause Gender Differences In Kids | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Among certain parents, it is an article of faith not only that they should treat their sons and daughters alike, but also that they do. If Jack gets L...

Sex Deficit Disorder: The New Male PMS?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Apparently men do go through hormone cycles that can lead to anger, depression, irritability and, yes, chocolate cravings. The causes, researchers say, vary.