Did you catch this last night? Is Your Brain Male Or Female? is a fascinating doco exploring the real differences between the brains of men and women. Is “typical” female and male behaviour wired into our brains from birth, or is it a product of the cultures we grow up in? Dolls vs trucks, hunter vs gatherer, nature vs nurture: it’s all investigated in this thought-provoking doco.
It’s another program by Dr Michael Mosley, British journalist and BBC presenter – you might know him from the well known “blood sugar diet” (or the 5:2 diet), which he bought into popularity a few years back. Also presenting the show is Professor Alice Roberts, a British anatomist, author and broadcaster. With a biography that’s far too impressive for a 42 year old (a pHd in paleopathology?!), she’s an impressive woman to say the least.