Clearly women are more advanced – at least I think thats what he’s saying….!
AmygdaLA? I thought it was pronounced amygDAla?
I like the way he is wearing a white jacket even though he is far from the lab. I am going to start wearing my white jacket full time too. And say “the data are”. Just so people know I am a scientist.
I remember wearing a white lab in a hospital as student on work experience and everyone thought I was a qualified doctor. The amount of authority it brought was rather daunting…Patients thought I had all of “the answers.” The scary thing was, they most likely would believe anything I told them.
In reference to the vid: At LAST! What us women always knew. Women and Men are different but equal. No one is superior than the other, together, we can bring about world peace! 😉
lol i say hes a fake! scientists dont wander round in their lab coats unneccesarily… they do nothing for their complexion
Ah, science… 😀
Now, is he saying that every woman deals with trauma in the same way and every man deals with it in the same way but a different way to women? Like to see the evidence for that.
This link says your brain sex is not the same as your body sex. More confusion. Find out your brain sex at: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article5945534.ece
Kel: you can pronounce it either way and it depends alot on which side of the Atlantic you live on. Most people I know pronounce it AmygdaLA though.
This is a big pile of crap and the truth is that gender differences in the brain remain widely unknown except there is a region of the the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis which lies between the amygdala and the hypothalamus and also the sexuality, including hetero- and homo-sexuality, and the medial preoptic area of the hypothalamus (MPOA) which is sexually dimorphic and is associated with masculine patterns of behaviour.
Most of the studies have been done in rats and knowledge in humans is sketchy at best. Take this video with a pinch of salt.
But it’s Comic Store Guy from The Simpsons, in a lab coat! Excellent.
Katherine: Well, not exactly the same way, I’d imagine, but I can see how there’d be some general differences. Though I think this is about storing the event, rather than dealing with it.
On that note, it’d be nice to know WHAT exactly this guy is talking about. I get that it’s about traumatic events, and men focus on the gist of the matter and women on the details, generally speaking. But that tells me exactly nothing about what they do with gist or details. Remember them more? Use them in describing the event? In handling the situation? In dealing with it after the fact?
This snippet is like an explanation of a fact when you don’t know the initial fact. Needs more info.
Only thing i can acknowledge is that both details and gist is needed to come to an overall picture of ANything…….did you notice how he not only pronounces amygdaLA but also deTAILS rather funnyeyeh!
besides what a weird thing to say. “if these data mean anything“…and then “they create one of the strongest arguments for the genders to work together“….maybe he needs to show this data to the strong religious for it to mean anything, cause i was not aware of others not working together?
I found the most convincing aspect of the video was the plinky plonky music in the background. All scientists have that playing when announcing important scientific results, scientifically 😉
In general: with time male and female learn to develop their other side as well .. so if you were more into the gist you’ll get a little bit more into the details as well and vice versa … People will confront you with your lack of one half all the time .. that’s why …. Some already learned to work both for other reasons. Relationships can prevend you from developping though at times, some relationships. both partners will run into extremes ..
For some reason those halves also seem to become more an issue in relationships … ancient preferences pop up … or maybe it was the reason for starting the relationship etc … But why would you want to become less than you are ???? So if you are developped quite well on both sides it will be hard to get into a relation …
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Meh- complementarianism makes me sad, even outside of a religious setting. I haven’t seen the research, but this seems hella fishy and certainly oversimplified. (And word about that labcoat kel.)
I was trying to find a good counterarticle to link to, but I’ll just post the link to Enchinde of the Snakes (http://echidneofthesnakes.blogspot.com/search?q=evolutionary+psychology)- she’s been calling bullshit on fishy evopsych since ’03.
Why does this whole discussion remind me of this famous Harry Enfield sketch lampooning 1950’s values?
I don’t know much about the gold standard, but I love fluffy kittens!
This video was supposed to be a joke. Hence the white coat, clearly articulated scientific talk manner and hidden smile in his face:)
Check this video by exactly same guy: