Our brains are mosaics, quilted together from pieces with varying hues.
January 2, 2018 1:48 PM Subscribe
"The unfulfilled wish is, of course, that men’s brains differ from – and by the usual implications are superior to – those of women in just the same way as men’s physiques differ and are superior. Stronger body, stronger mind, as though the brain were not, at a minimum, a pack of neurons with a wide and varied cast of support cells but instead a mass of contractile tissue, easily built up and broken down simply by following the rules dictated in Men’s Health. And of course, the perceived binary of human anatomy offers thin scaffolding for the facile argument... Nature doesn’t do binaries nearly as often as people think. But she’s a whiz with mosaics."