Plasticity, plasticity, plasticity . . . and the rigid problem of sex


Why is popular understanding of female-male differences still based on rigid models of development, even though contemporary developmental sciences emphasize plasticity? Is it because the science of sex differences still works from the same rigid models?

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Life & Health Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
Life & Health Sciences > Aston Brain Centre
Life & Health Sciences
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Trends in cognitive sciences. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fine, C, Jordan-Young, R, Kaiser, A & Rippon, G, 'Plasticity, plasticity, plasticity…and the rigid problem of sex' Trends in cognitive sciences, vol. 17, no. 11 (2013) DOI
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive Neuroscience,Experimental and Cognitive Psychology,Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
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Published Date: 2013-11
Authors: Fine, Cordelia
Jordan-Young, Rebecca
Kaiser, Anelis
Rippon, Gina (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3574-745X)



Version: Accepted Version

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