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Is Your Brain Male or Female?

Synopsis
Documentary. Dr Michael Mosley and Professor Alice Roberts investigate if male and female brains really are wired differently. New research suggests that the connections in men and women’s brains follow different patterns, patterns which may explain typical forms of male and female behaviour. But are these patterns innate, or are they shaped by the world around us? Using a team of human lab rats and a troop of barbary monkeys, Michael and Alice test the science and challenge old stereotypes. They ask whether this new scientific research will benefit both men and women - or whether it could drive the sexes even further apart [59 minutes].
Series
Horizon
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Year of production
2014
Notes
First broadcast BBC2 29 September 2014.
Subjects
Science
Keywords
brain; neurology; gender differences

Online availability

URI
https://store.bbc.com/horizon/horizon-2014-2015#episodes
Price
£1.99
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Mark Bates
Producer
Mark Bates
Contributor
Alice Roberts; Michael Mosley

Distributor

Name

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