Numerous psychological differences have been found between males and females, such as differences in cognitive abilities, personality, and rates of certain psychiatric disorders. However, do these differences tell us about evolutionary differences between biological males and females (nature), or just gender differences between men and women, girls and boys (nurture)? Are the brains of males … Continue reading Everything you always wanted to know about sex (differences), but were afraid to ask
Testosterone- the single word biological explanation accompanying the classic “Boys will be boys” slogan, oft-repeated as a rationalization for everything from mischief to bullying to violence to world wars. The sex hormone, occurring both in men and women (albeit in a much larger quantity in men) has been commonly linked to aggression, particularly male aggression. … Continue reading The Neuroscience of “Boys will be boys”: Exploring the link between testosterone and male aggression
Introduction Be it Facebook, Twitter, a phone call, or simply chatting to a friend at the pub, or a family member at home, humans often communicate with one another for long periods of time. So what is it about this social exchange of information that is so appealing for us Homo Sapiens? The philosopher Aristotle … Continue reading Homo Sapiens: The Social Animal
With the U.S. Presidential Elections looming around the corner, you don’t have to be American to find yourself following the campaigns, be it voluntarily or involuntarily. You might have had a myriad of thoughts, ranging from “Haha, there’s no way he’s running for President!” to “Haha, there’s no way anyone would vote for him!” to … Continue reading Does “Neuropolitics” Make Neuroscience Great Again?