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    • Delusions of Gender

    • How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
    • By: Cordelia Fine
    • Narrated by: Maria Brendel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's the 21st century, and although we tried to rear unisex children - boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks - we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important "hardwired" differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read about in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains, and the result is a validation of the status quo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gender differences are exaggerated

    • By Neuron on 03-24-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Testosterone Rex

    • Myths of Sex, Science, and Society
    • By: Cordelia Fine
    • Narrated by: Cat Gould
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental, diverging force in our development. According to this familiar story, differences between the sexes are shaped by past evolutionary pressures - women are more cautious and parenting-focused, men seek status to attract more mates - re-created in each generation by sex hormones and male and female brains. This, in turn, is the basis of supposedly entrenched inequalities in our modern societies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ground Breaking research wryly written

    • By Simone on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Mind of Its Own

    • How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives
    • By: Cordelia Fine
    • Narrated by: Judith West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The brain's power is confirmed and touted every day in new studies and research. And yet we tend to take our brains for granted, without suspecting that those masses of hard-working neurons might not always be working for us. Cordelia Fine introduces us to a brain we might not want to meet, a brain with a mind of its own. She illustrates the brain's tendency toward self-delusion as she explores how the mind defends and glorifies the ego by twisting and warping our perceptions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a must read for anyone with a brain :)

    • By IB on 10-22-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Testosterone Rex

    • Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds
    • By: Cordelia Fine
    • Narrated by: Willow Nash
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Testosterone Rex is the powerful myth that squashes hopes of sex equality by telling us that men and women have evolved different natures. Fixed in an ancestral past that rewarded competitive men and caring women, these differences are supposedly recreated in each generation by sex hormones and male and female brains. Testosterone, so we're told, is the very essence of masculinity, and biological sex is a fundamental force in our development. Not so, says psychologist Cordelia Fine.

    Regular price: $15.98