Miss Marple and Little White Cells
According to a recent press release from the University of California at Irvine:
Hmmm… If Hercule Poirot used his “little gray cells” to solve cases, did Miss Marple use her little white cells?
While there are essentially no disparities in general intelligence between the sexes, a UC Irvine study has found significant differences in brain areas where males and females manifest their intelligence.
The study shows women having more white matter and men more gray matter related to intellectual skill, revealing that no single neuroanatomical structure determines general intelligence and that different types of brain designs are capable of producing equivalent intellectual performance.
On the other hand, “The discoverer pitches the claim directly to the media” is one of The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science.
By the way, I've wondered how men and women differ in the less intellectual brain areas. For example, I have a theory that the brain area that women use for feminism is the same as the brain area that men use for watching sports. For example, “If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” makes absolutely no sense at all when considered as a logical argument. It makes much more sense when considered as the equivalent of “It's a touchdown! Yay team!” Similarly, the reaction to Lawrence Summers' recent speech makes more sense as the female version of “KILL THE UMPIRE!”