Brains of girls and boys develop more alike than previously thought, so cognitive differences are probably more nurture than nature

This is a very interesting new Dutch study by Wieringa et al with an even more interesting conclusion: In conclusion, the results of this study do not support the hypothesis of sex difference in cortical development trajectories. The only structure showing a sex difference in cortical maturation did not relate to sex differences in cognition.… Read More Brains of girls and boys develop more alike than previously thought, so cognitive differences are probably more nurture than nature

A week in replication, some failed, some successful: Big Five, note taking and stereotype threats

The past week I read several replication studies with mixed results: The good news, most research on personality, more specific The Big Five, replicates! Check the pre-print or this BPS Digest. Is the pen mightier than the keyboard for taking notes. It is a study that I’ve mentioned quite a lot before, but the replication now… Read More A week in replication, some failed, some successful: Big Five, note taking and stereotype threats