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Are Boys Smarter Than Girls?

Who's smarter, boys or girls? That's a difficult question, considering the cultural biases that have shaped the way we think of both sexes over thousands of years. But with modern science, we can study  tiny differences in the brain, which somehow just muddies the question even more.  AsapSCIENCE gives us an overview of the latest research.

(YouTube link)

One of the most memorable things I learned in school is that there are more difference among people within groups then between groups, and that goes especially for male and female humans. -via Geeks Are Sexy 


Surely questions that ask about really smart kids aren't asking about the relative intelligence of the average boy and girl, but about the relative representation of the sexes at the extreme right tail and, as the video remarks, there are more boys at both of the extremes. So girls aren't mistaken in believing that an especially smart kid is more likely to be male.
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