Brain scans of 104 boys and girls doing basic math tasks found no gender differences. The finding adds to the evidence that boys and girls start out with equal ability in math.

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New research finds that young girls and boys have "indistinguishable" math abilities — contradicting the idea that men largely dominate STEM fields because their brains are wired that way.

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Investigators are unable to know gender, by looking at brain scans of children tackling math problems. There are no biological differences between gender. What we tell boys and girls about math is much more important explaining boy dominance in STEM.

David Geary on the new study finding similar patterns of brain activity in boys and girls as they engaged in basic math tasks. npr.org/sections/healt…
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“...the new study makes a compelling case that factors other than biological differences explain why girls are less likely to pursue degrees and jobs in math and science”
Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

"The results of this study are not too surprising because typically we don't see sex differences at the ages assessed in this study or for the types of math tasks they did, which were fairly simple"

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