Aired Tuesday May 4, 10:50pm - 11:50pmon BBC Four HD


Is Your Brain Male or Female?

Dr Michael Mosley and Professor Alice Roberts investigate if male and female brains really are wired differently. New research suggests that the connections in men and women's brains follow different patterns, patterns which may explain typical forms of male and female behaviour, but are these patterns innate, or are they shaped by the world around us? Using a team of human lab rats and a troop of Barbary monkeys, Michael and Alice test the science and challenge old stereotypes.

Documentary / Science
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Cast and crew
  • Mark BatesDirector
  • Michael MosleyHost
  • Professor Alice RobertsHost