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The Battle of the sexes.

Series: Catalyst (Television program)
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This two-part Catalyst series will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about what makes men and women different. Finally science is telling us why men are good at reading maps, parking cars and throwing balls, while women are good at talking, caring and doing more than one thing at a time. The series explores new scientific discoveries that are challenging our preconceptions about men and women - if you
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
OCLC Number: 926651708
Notes: Recorded from ABC television program Catalyst broadcast 19/9 & 26/9/02.
Credits: Produced and directed by Henry Chancellor.
Performer(s): Narrator, Robert Lindsay ; presenter, Karina Kelly.
Description: 2 videodiscs (DVD) (54 min.) : sound, color ; 12 cm
Series Title: Catalyst (Television program)

Abstract:

This two-part Catalyst series will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about what makes men and women different. Finally science is telling us why men are good at reading maps, parking cars and throwing balls, while women are good at talking, caring and doing more than one thing at a time. The series explores new scientific discoveries that are challenging our preconceptions about men and women - if you think men and women can be equal, or that you actually understand the opposite sex, think again.

Program one presents men and women as two separate species with radically different evolutionary agendas. We reveal the vast range of physiological differences between the sexes, in brain, brawn and sexual desire. The film then takes the hormone-fuelled rocket journey to puberty to show that many of the differences between the sexes are pre-programmed. Throughout the programme behavioural experiments illustrate how the gap between the sexes widens from birth to puberty. Program two starts with a bang - we explore how men and women approach sex ... emotionally, bio-mechanically and practically. We ask why the sexes smell different, why women cant̕ hold their drink and why men cant̕ ask for directions when they are lost. Does the almighty testosterone really make men the stronger sex? We peek into the brain of a middle-aged woman to discover what triggers menopause. Finally, we go out on a date with a pack of silver-haired elderly ladies in Florida to discover who really wins the battle of the sexes.

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