Cognitive sex differences and hemispheric asymmetry: A critical review of 40 years of research

@article{Hirnstein2018CognitiveSD,
  title={Cognitive sex differences and hemispheric asymmetry: A critical review of 40 years of research},
  author={Marco Hirnstein and Kenneth Hugdahl and Markus Hausmann},
  journal={Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition},
  year={2018},
  volume={24},
  pages={204 - 252}
}
ABSTRACT According to a longstanding view, sex differences in cognitive abilities such as mental rotation or verbal memory arise from sex differences in hemispheric asymmetry: males are thought to be more lateralized than females which boosts their spatial but hampers their verbal skills. This idea sparked great interest and, even though it lost support in the 1990s, it is still put forward in contemporary (popular) scientific papers and textbooks. We aimed to provide a comprehensive review… 

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