Bryant (
23 May 1995 08:55:49 -0600

In article <>, <> wrote:
>NE>From: (Bryant)
>NE>Subject: Re: Gender differences
>NE>Date: 20 May 1995 19:52:07 -0600
>Thanks for the references.
>Am I mistaken, or do all these journal articles deal with measurements
>of _physical_ differences in the brain?

Yes, they do. Which is why I stated that cognitive functions are only
sexually dimorphic insomuch as the dimorphic structures are an index of
cognitive phenomenon. Which seems likely, but I haven't read the
literature to which others have referred, yet. I'd appreciate a re-post
of the Sci American article that was mentioned earlier in this thread.

>Furthermore, there may well be subtle biochemical differences, as well
>as gross physical differences, which influence cognitive processes--
>biochemical differences which may or may not be gender related,
>depending upon stage of reproductive development of the organism.

Quite right.