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Nina Lamberti
Mr.Hahn
Biology Honors
10/31/12
Review of Literature
The purpose of this experiment is to determine if gender bias has an effect on memory. The independent variable is gender Bias, which is the different treatment of someone due to his or her gender. The dependent variable is in the study is Memory. Memory is the brains capacity to hold information. Based on the research I found on the internet there seems to be a connection between gender bias and memory variation. With this research in mind, my prediction is that girls will have a better memory than boys. The independent variable in this study is Gender Bias. Gender Bias is the different treatment because of gender: unfair difference in the treatment of men or women because of their sex.(“Gender Bias”) Where do we see Gender Bias? We see Gender Bias in education. In the younger grades girls are expected to learn at a faster pace than boys. Some people argue that boys are being neglected in education. Boys are labeled as the troublemakers, across the country boys have never been in more trouble: They earn 70 percent of the D's and F's that teachers dole out. They make up two thirds of students labeled "learning disabled”, all of these situations happening at the middle school and elementary school age.(“Gender Bias in Education”) How do male and female brains differ?Males are more severely afflicted by schizophrenia than females. By more than 2 to 1, women are more likely to get depressed than men, a figure that shows up just after puberty and remains stable for the next 50 years. Males exhibit more antisocial behavior. Females have more anxiety. Most alcoholics and drug addicts are male. Most anorexics are female. ("Gender | Brain Rules”) How does Gender Bias effect brain development? A young woman reaches full maturity, in terms of brain development, between 21 and 22 years of age. A young man does not reach full maturity, in terms of brain development, until nearly 30 years of age. Girls and boys develop along different developmental trajectories. What is developmentally appropriate for a 6-year-old girl may not be developmentally appropriate for a 6-year-old boy. (“Gender Differences in the Sequence”)
How does Gender Bias affect ADHD? Boys and Girls Show Different symptoms of ADHD, and is more common in boys than in girls. Girls tend to show fewer aggressive and impulsive symptoms than boys. Women are more likely to be diagnosed later in life, whereas boys are diagnosed at a young age.(“Gender Differences in ADHD”) How do male and female brains differ? A recent study by Israeli researchers that examined male and female brains found distinct differences in the developing fetus at just 26 weeks of pregnancy. The disparities could be seen when using an ultrasound scanner. The bridge of nerve tissue that connects the right and left sides of the brain had a thicker measurement in female fetuses than in male fetuses. Boys generally demonstrate superiority over female peers in areas of the brain involved in math and geometry. These areas of the brain mature about four years earlier in boys than in girls, according to a recent study that measured brain development in more than 500 children. Researchers concluded that when it comes to math, the brain of a 12-year-old girl resembles that of an 8-year-old boy. Conversely, the same researchers found that areas of the brain involved in language and fine motor skills (such as handwriting) mature about six years earlier in girls than in boys. (The Male/Female Brain.") How does Gender Bias affect schizophrenia? Although schizophrenia affects men and women with equal frequency, the illness is expressed differently between the sexes. Women with schizophrenia tend to have better functioning, a later age at onset, a distinct symptom profile and better course of illness, and different…