BBC News News - Health has a posting:
3 December 2013 Last updated at 08:45 ET
Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'
The following excerpts are from that posting.
But experts have questioned whether it can be that simple, arguing it is a huge
leap to extrapolate from anatomical differences to try to explain behavioural
variation between the sexes. Also, brain connections are not set and can change
Prof Heidi Johansen-Berg, a UK expert in neuroscience at the University of Oxford, said the brain was too complex an organ to be able to make broad generalisations.
"We know that there is no such thing as 'hard wiring' when it comes to brain connections. Connections can change throughout life, in response to experience and learning.
Dr Michael Bloomfield, Clinical Research Fellow at the Medical Research Council
Clinical Sciences Centre in London....[extended quote - leading paragraphs omitted]
"One thing that remains unknown is what is driving these differences between the sexes. An obvious possibility is that that male hormones like testosterone and female hormones like oestrogren have different affects on the brain.
"A more subtle possibility is that bringing a child up in a particular gender could affect how our brains are wired."