Elements S2 • E23

What We Know About Gender Identity According to Science





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Published on Jun 23, 2018

Gender identity is complicated, but how it works in the brain is even more so.

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“For some two decades, Eliot has pondered and researched the origins of gender differences between boys and girls. She says she didn't start by looking at boys' brains and girls' brains. She started with an insight about all brains.”

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“Some children insist, from the moment they can speak, that they are not the gender indicated by their biological sex. So where does this knowledge reside?”


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