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March 15, 2004

Let's talk about sex....

Interesting cookie cutter piece in The New York Times about male & female reactions to sex, love and all that jazz. There is the standard pap about men being "visual," but some interesting neurological findings are added that indicate the amygdala plays a crucial role in this rapid-fire reaction. Then it proceeds to the standard evolutionary reasons behind these functional differences, and ends with a caution from a psychiatrist who asserts, ""Differences between genders are boring," Dr. Tiefer said. "The big differences are within the sexes...." Well, boring if you are a shrink who deals with individual head-cases, but not so boring for the average American if books like Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus are any indicator.

Posted by razib at 08:25 PM