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Wired for heterosexuality or homosexuality?

Today’s Video: The difference between the gay and straight brain

Rich Simon

It’s a topic that has been at the center of countless debates, both rational and irrational. Is there a clear biological difference between the heterosexual and homosexual brain? According to Louann Brizendine, author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain, the answer is predictably complicated.

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What Distinguishes the Male and Female Brain?

How the Evolutionary Story Lives within Each of Us

Rich Simon

Why do young boys tend to roughhouse while young girls lean towards relational play? According to Louann Brizendine, these and many other differences observed between men and women from their earliest years are hardwired—not the product of social conditioning.

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Social Conditioning, Or Are We Just Born That Way?

The Neuroscience Behind Primary Gender Traits

Rich Simon

It wasn’t so long ago—maybe 10-15 years—that the field of psychotherapy believed that the fundamental differences between men and women were primarily a result of social conditioning.

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Is Sexual Orientation Hardwired In Our Brain?

Louann Brizendine On How Sexual Preference Is Determined

Rich Simon

When it comes to sexual orientation, many people are still asking the question of whether homosexuality is a choice that is made at some point in life, or if there is something hardwired in the brain that definitively determines a person’s sexual preference.

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