An Analysis of Pink Brain, Blue Brain

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Pink Brain, Blue Brain

In the article “Pink Brain, Blue Brain”, scientist conducted a case study where adults bought in their children that were aged around 11 months old. The purpose of the study was to explore the differences between boys and girls. During the study, it was determined that our brains are actually a work in progress, meaning that they change based on the experience that we have encountered; mostly starting at the early childhood. It was once thought of that boys were mostly physically active, and girls were thought out to be more talkative and conquered the skill of speech. But after many deliberations, scientist have come to a conclusion that though there are many differences, they are not as large as it was always meant out to be resulting into stereotypes. But Lise Eliot and some scientist have also pointed out that there can’t necessarily be any differences because of the fact that at the infancy stage going into pre-toddler stage, kids don’t recognize gender until they reach toddler stage going into four years old and above. By this time, this is when they start to differ in eye contact and the way they interact with the opposite sex. During the time children are growing up, they are often taught what is normal for their gender to play with. Such as, for girls, they are “supposed” to play with dolls, are talkative, emotional, and other related personalities. For boys, it’s all about being athletic, dressing in blue, and video games; all those are deemed stereotypes. Lise Eliot explains in the article, that nature and nurture aspects of the developmental stage are not just inherited or taught, but oftentimes considered both. According to the article, there has been no genuine proven evidence that there are any differences in the adult female and male brain, other than the blatant assumptions that were made some time ago. Although, Eliot concludes that as both sexes become older, they arise with tiny sex differences; both sexes gain gender...
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