The simple test that can determine whether you have a male or female brain

Monday 27 April 2015 11:00
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Whether brains are 'male' or 'female' remains a matter of fierce debate among academics.

But some neuroscientists do have firm views. Cambridge University professor Simon Baron-Cohen believes there there are broadly two natural brain "types": empathisers, which are more typically 'female' and sympathisers which are more nerdy and typically 'male'.

In a Daily Mail article to mark his documentary on the issue Is Your Brain Male or Female? being aired in Australia, medical journalist Dr Michael Mosley highlights a few simple tests to check whether your brain is more 'male' or 'female'.

They are based on the BBC's Sex ID test which is based on Professor Baron-Cohen's research and you can try them below.

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