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Brain Sex: The real difference between men and women

Dr Anne Moir is a respected and widely published authority on the rapidly developing science of neuropsychology. She is the author of three international best sellers and is currently writing a new title - Brainsex Matters - in collaboration with her regular writing partner, renowned broadcast journalist David Jessel.


Brain Sex: The real difference between men and women

(Michael Joseph: London, 1989); Mandarin paperback (London 1990); Dell paperback (New York 1992)

Translated into 25 languages and a best seller worldwide, it was a revolutionary book, firmly rooted in exhaustive scientific research, challenging the then widely held belief that all things being equal, men and women would turn out the same.

It was first published two decades ago, long before brainsex theory became fashionable or even scientifically accepted. It remains highly popular today and is counted as one of the best 50 psychology classics, alongside works by Freud, Adler and Jung:

"Brain Sex: The Real Difference between Men and Women, was a best seller and one of the first popular books on gender differences, long before John Grey wrote Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Superbly written and often amusing, it remains a great example of 'myth busting'."
(50 Psychology Classics by Tom Bulter Brown)

A Mind to Crime

(Michael Joseph: London 1995) Paperback Signet Books (1997)

A further collaboration with crime and legal expert David Jessel, this award-winning book evolved from Brain Sex and won the British Medical Association Journalism book award in 1997.

Why Men Don't Iron

(HarperCollins: London 1998) Paperback July 1999

This wide-ranging book examines sex difference in food, studies homosexuality and its biological roots, and analyses the sex differences in parenting. Anne wrote it with her late husband, Canadian historian and journalist Bill Moir. It was the last in a long line of distinguished achievements for Bill who died of cancer shortly after its publication.

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