Re: Gender and Cognitive Style

Spike Jones (
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 09:14:44 -0800

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Men have on average a thicker corpus calossum than women, but since
> female brains are smaller than male brains the relative size of the CC
> in relation to the language areas is larger in women...

when asked if women should be astronauts, marvin minsky gave the wonderfully evasive answer that all astronauts should be female, for women have a higher intellegence to weight ratio... {8^D

regarding our earlier discussion on "tinkerbellizing" do the standard notions on brain function explain why lions and house cats display the same kinds of intelligence, in spite of an order of magnitude ratio in their brain sizes? spike