Item Details

How Men and Women Think: Are Mental Differences Between the Sexes Real?

TVF International (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Many neuroscientists believe disorders of the mind will be solved when we understand the differences between the male and female brain. Yet is frequently argued that men and women are not born but made. Are mental differences between the sexes real? Or is this just sexism dressed up as science? The Panel Cambridge psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, Darwinian philosopher Helena Cronin and eminent neuroscientist Gina Rippon investigate.
Release Date
2015
Run Time
44 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Originally released by TVF International (Firm), 2015.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2016.
Variant Title
Are Mental Differences between the Sexes Real?
Series
Institute of Art and Ideas: Cutting Edge Debates and Talks From the World's Leading Thinkers
Contents
  • Meet the Panelists (2:53)
  • Gina Rippon: The Pitch (5:01)
  • Simon Baron-Cohen: The Pitch (3:52)
  • Helena Cronin: The Pitch (3:50)
  • Theme One: Are Mental Differences Based in Biology? (4:07)
  • Brain "Pruning" (2:19)
  • Gender Brain Differences in the Boardroom (3:53)
  • Individuals vs. Group Averages (2:29)
  • Gender Brain Differences in the Sciences (3:09)
  • Theme Two: The Biology of Discrimination (4:05)
  • Brain Size Matters (3:06)
  • Theme Three: Evolution and the Future of Gender (4:40)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : TVF International (Firm), [2015]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, 2016.
Publisher no.
  • 115733s Films Media Group
  • 115746 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (43 min., 45 sec.)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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