Jonah Lehrer, who has a new book out, argues for the "profound irrelevance of gender in most experimental studies of decision-making":

My own guess is that future work on gender differences will find plenty of additional ways to distinguish the male and female brain. But these differences won't be reducible to trite, general truisms, such as "women are more intuitive" or "men are better at abstract thought". Instead, this research will focus on specific dispositions, such as the work by Camerer and Montague, which suggests that women tend to be a little more interested in parsing social interactions. When it comes to the brain, cliches are never true.

But this is a straw man if ever I saw one. Very few sane and intelligent students of gender difference in the brain crudely describe it as intuition vs abstraction. But the differences are very real and well worth understanding more deeply.

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