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Tizzy
15-03-2005, 14:44:48
If indeed it works at all..... (http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sex/add_user.shtml)

Interesting, but I wasn't surprised at the result

miester gandertak
15-03-2005, 14:49:04
my brain?

Chris
15-03-2005, 14:57:14
Mine works slowly.

King_Ghidra
15-03-2005, 14:57:33
Get a brain sex profile and find out if you think like a man or a woman.

or for a more simple test just look in your pants

Tizzy
15-03-2005, 14:59:22
Looking in my pants isn't going to tell me how I think.
Looking in someone else's however......

Venom
15-03-2005, 15:09:27
There's not a single thing here that works.

LoD
15-03-2005, 15:12:57
In your pants you mean?

Venom
15-03-2005, 15:15:41
In general.

The Bursar
15-03-2005, 15:19:58
I got zero.

Funko
15-03-2005, 15:19:59
Supid thing, I filled it all out and it won't give me my profile. :(

Venom
15-03-2005, 15:27:27
now they've got your marketing data.

Beta1
15-03-2005, 15:56:46
Some researchers say that men can have 'women's brains' and that women can think more like men.



some researchers need to do some proper science.

Funko
15-03-2005, 16:10:24
Some researchers say "stereotypes are bollocks"

What a shock.

protein
15-03-2005, 16:11:58
I have a 50% male and 50% female brain.

I came up with lots of words that are associated with grey which apparently makes me female, I thought it was because I can see about 15 grey things around me. Amplifier, book, joystick etc etc.

From the 3D test because I got it all correct they seem to think that not only am I very male, I must be an engineer or a scientist.

Venom
15-03-2005, 16:21:56
These scientists are awesome!

Provost Harrison
15-03-2005, 17:21:52
Sheesh, takes some time doesn't it?

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-03-2005, 20:51:13
I gave up on part 5, whereupon it correctly diagnosed that I had a dial-up connection.

sleeping_satsuma
15-03-2005, 21:04:51
I am 25 into the male side. My brain is all over the friggin place. On some things I can't empathise for shit, on others I am a top empathiser etc.

Surprisingly I got 9/12 on the rotating objects in space which disproves DH's constant jibes that I cant rotate objects in space.

A lot of these tests are down to background I think, for instance on the one where you divide the money, I went 25/25 when I had to decide, because no one would turn that down and then we both get something, on them deciding I accepted everything because their tightness aside, I'd rather have a quid than nothing. Thats just good logic (supposedly male trait) but apparently that makes it a feminine choice. I don't get that.

Provost Harrison
15-03-2005, 21:05:21
Well I definitely came out as bloke. Shite at all the women's test (the word ones and that one where the dogs and drills move around I was absolutely bollocks at). Spatial perception, directions, etc I scored brilliantly at, but not as dense as most blokes when it came to interpreting other people. It also suggested that from my scores on some of them I must be a scientist or engineer due to my analytical mind :lol: No shit! And I prefer the shape of female faces to male faces :D I guess it confirms what the pink sausage thing down the front of my trousers suggested previously...

Provost Harrison
15-03-2005, 21:07:40
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma
A lot of these tests are down to background I think, for instance on the one where you divide the money, I went 25/25 when I had to decide, because no one would turn that down and then we both get something, on them deciding I accepted everything because their tightness aside, I'd rather have a quid than nothing. Thats just good logic (supposedly male trait) but apparently that makes it a feminine choice. I don't get that.

I didn't really get that bit of the test. It said split it, and by all logic I would expect the other person wouldn't accept any less than half...naturally 50/50...

Tizzy
15-03-2005, 21:11:53
That's what I said too.

My score came out mostly male, actually the average score of men taking the test (50%). As I said, not really a surprise...

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-03-2005, 21:17:27
OK- I finished it. I got 25% on the male side, which means I'm as much of a man as Ms BigNorks and more of a man than Mr Karate Hardbastard Protein.

It appears that being fluent with words gives you the mental equivalent of ovaries.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-03-2005, 21:18:20
And I'm less of a man than Tizzy, it seems.

Tizzy
15-03-2005, 21:19:10
Stupid bloody quote instead of edit

Provost Harrison
15-03-2005, 21:19:57
I must be a man though of the highest order though - I can assemble flatpack :D

protein
15-03-2005, 21:26:34
I didn't really get the money question. It was like, you were given the choice between taking 50 or giving someone else some I decided on taking it all myself.

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-03-2005, 21:28:28
Not reading the question properly is a very male tait.

Funko
15-03-2005, 21:31:58
I said I'd give them 25 and I accepted all amounts offered to me. After all, if I don't neither of us get anything. Better I get 1 than 0. You'd have to be pretty spiteful not to accept anything.

Japher
15-03-2005, 21:34:27
I came out a woman!!!!!!!!!!

Whatever. All because I couldn't pick out the slope of a line.. All the other stuff I was clearly a man.

Though, I always say I am a a lesbian trapped in a man's body

Provost Harrison
15-03-2005, 21:37:33
You want a strap on rammed up your arse by a butch woman? :brwncard:

Funko
15-03-2005, 21:41:50
Rob - point was the other person knew how much money they was and how much you offered them. If they accepted your offer you both got the money (or in your case only you did) but if they didn't neither of you got anything.

Funko
15-03-2005, 21:44:04
I reckon they do it all by the size of your hands and probably because I didn't have a ruler it didn't give me my answer.

Tizzy
15-03-2005, 21:46:13
I had to go and raid the stationery cupboard to find a ruler :)

Funko
15-03-2005, 21:46:50
I spent ages and didn't get a profile. I'm still annoyed

Provost Harrison
15-03-2005, 21:47:43
When it comes to finger ratios though, I'm an ultrawoman :lol:

Japher
15-03-2005, 21:52:00
I felt a little weird measuring my fingers, I generally measure other stuff....uh hum.

Tizzy
15-03-2005, 21:53:14
And you were worried your fingers would be longer?

Japher
15-03-2005, 21:56:40
I can make 'em longer or shorter just by converting the units

Funko
15-03-2005, 21:57:32
You should work with NASA on planetary landers.

Japher
15-03-2005, 21:59:32
Stuntmen and helicopters

Venom
15-03-2005, 22:19:13
Nothing like a nice sexist test to support a scientific theory.

Oerdin
15-03-2005, 22:50:15
I was doing great until they asked for a ruler. That's when I realized I don't even own a ruler.

sleeping_satsuma
15-03-2005, 23:04:35
Originally posted by Tizzy
That's what I said too.

My score came out mostly male, actually the average score of men taking the test (50%). As I said, not really a surprise...

you realise that means we're more male than most of the guys on here? We could have Japher for a start ;)

We both also have big jubblies and are Scottish...........is there a link?

sleeping_satsuma
15-03-2005, 23:05:32
Originally posted by Oerdin
I was doing great until they asked for a ruler. That's when I realized I don't even own a ruler.

i used a retractable metal tape measure, proving my male credentials

KH of the North
15-03-2005, 23:07:41
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
I didn't really get that bit of the test. It said split it, and by all logic I would expect the other person wouldn't accept any less than half...naturally 50/50...

If somebody offered to give you 20 you'd reject it out of spite? If you reject it you walk away with nothing.

I felt that I'd accept anything above or equal to 15. I thus offered 20 as a reasonably safe proposal.

sleeping_satsuma
15-03-2005, 23:08:07
Originally posted by Funko
I spent ages and didn't get a profile. I'm still annoyed

i can save you the trouble-

are you Mike?

you're a big girl

:D

KH of the North
15-03-2005, 23:13:58
My score came out 100% male. I got perfect on the 3d rotating part and 95% on the angles part.

On the "remembring where stuff is" part I got 36% (I know I don't have a good memory for details). On the "eyes" part I got 6 out of 10. On the "words" part I came up with 3 for grey and 6 for happy.

I put the right thumb on top, but am left-handed. Odd.

Right hand ratio 0.96 left hand ratio 0.93

It says I prefer feminine faces. Duh.

As for the ultimatum, see above.

sleeping_satsuma
15-03-2005, 23:20:18
Tizzy and I will jelly wrestle you anyway :D

Japher
15-03-2005, 23:40:15
Nothing like a nice sexist test to support a scientific theory.



Venom got 100% Female.

Oerdin
16-03-2005, 00:20:00
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma
i used a retractable metal tape measure, proving my male credentials

Good idea. I forgot to check the tool box.

Oerdin
16-03-2005, 00:51:12
My results are dead even between male-female thinking patterns with:

Angles 19 out of 20
Spot the difference 60%
Left thumb on top
Empathy 11 out of 20
Systemizing 16 out of 20
Eyes 7 out of 10
Hand ratio .93 to .92
Faces I supposedly like masuline (but I think they're way off)
3D shapes 10 out of 12
Word association 16 & 12 (they stop counting after 10 :lol: )
For the money ultimatum I said I'd offer 50% and accept nothing less then 50%. I figure he has as much to lose as I do.

sleeping_satsuma
16-03-2005, 02:30:33
Originally posted by Oerdin
Good idea. I forgot to check the tool box.

probably too busy rummaging through the make up drawer, you big skirt wearing lady!

YOu're in for jelly wrestling too!!!!!!!

Venom
16-03-2005, 03:07:01
Originally posted by Japher
Venom got 100% Female.

It's my kind of science. I have a theory that misbehaving dishwashers get 2 black eyes. I'm testing it now.

Sir Penguin
16-03-2005, 03:33:43
25th percentile on the male side. And I got 12/12 on the spatial rotation one, with 30 seconds to spare.

SP

Tizzy
17-03-2005, 10:22:48
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma
you realise that means we're more male than most of the guys on here? We could have Japher for a start ;)

We both also have big jubblies and are Scottish...........is there a link?

There should be another study to investigate the potential link.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-03-2005, 11:06:32
So, S_S, you reject perfectly sane science that doubts Astrology... But you don't complain about the sheer amount of pseudoscientific bollocks that this "test" is based on? :rolleyes:

Yes, kids, the difference in power between the sexes is due to HORMONES, there's no opression anywhere. Now go hug your pink/blue blankets.

Funko
17-03-2005, 12:21:05
OK. I did the test again.

Interestingly, a different thumb on top this time. Weird.

I'm dead on 50% male and 50% female.

MoSe
17-03-2005, 12:37:20
:eek:
Originally posted by sleeping_satsuma
I am 25 into the male side.
Ditto.
Which btw for the unadvised it doesn't mean we're then 75% F.
Given the kind of scale they use, it means we're 5 parts M and 3 parts F

On some things I can't empathise for shit, on others I am a top empathiser etc.


Ditto!

Surprisingly I got 9/12 on the rotating objects in space
Surprisingly I got ONLY 10/12, but that's because due to sudden sluggishness on that pages, and difficulty to cope with the lag of the GUI, I only managed to see page 6 for 1 second...
10 years ago, when I played 3D-Tetris daily, I'd have got 12/12 in 60 seconds :D :coolgrin:

A lot of these tests are down to background I think, for instance on the one where you divide the money, I went 25/25 when I had to decide, because no one would turn that down and then we both get something
Ditto!!
on them deciding I accepted everything because their tightness aside, I'd rather have a quid than nothing.
Ditto!!!!! :eek:

Thats just good logic (supposedly male trait) but apparently that makes it a feminine choice. I don't get that.
DITTO!!!!
Who said women should be less arrogant and assertive than men??? :D

MoSe
17-03-2005, 12:39:21
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
25th percentile on the male side. And I got 12/12 on the spatial rotation one, with 30 seconds to spare.

SP

Ahh, you make me think of my youth years... (see above) ;)

MoSe
17-03-2005, 13:06:14
Of course with a big For What It's Worth disclaimer on top, that's my details:

Angles 20/20 (M16.4, W14.7)
Differences 71% (10/14 spotted, no mistake) (M42% W57%) ...can't this just mean I'm just good at it? ;)
Hands: Left
Empathy: 5/20 (M4-12 W8-15) What??? And I'm a Betazoid! ;)
Systemising: 16/20 (M8-16 W3-12) Am I put off by strategy games???? hmmm... lemme think....
Eyes: 8/10 (the higher, the womanliker) I wanna know where I missed!
Fingers ratio: R=1 L=0.97 my R hand is female!
Faces: I allegedly prefer feminine ones. Then why do I get a boner when I see Amelie Mauresmo??? ;)
3D rotation: 10/10, 2 untested (see above posts) (M8.4 W6.4)
Words 8 & 8 (whether appropriate or not...) (M1-5, W6-10)
I find the explanation hilarious:
If you produced 1 - 5 words: You are more of the strong, silent type with a male brain. You probably find it easier to express yourself in non-verbal ways, preferring action rather than words.

Ultimatum:
equally split offer, out of intrinsic morality overriding game-theory smartness
accepting anything, why should I care what the other gets?
What's interesting, is that the general tone of this test desciption and comments present it (IMHO) as if the splitter had the power. Instead is the receiver who decides whether both get something, or nothing, and (s)he has the power!
thus this shouldn't be a test about morality or game-theory, but about the splitter ability to anticipate with his psychologic skills the receiver's reactions and attitude, and how you cam make him satisfied. For instance, I'd accept 1, and would offer 25 as nobody wold turn that down, like S_S said. Actually, if I believe the receiver is an asshole, he might even think "I have the power to make you get nothing, and that's what you'll get unless you give me 49!".
The key element is that there's no beforehand negotiation, the receiver's policy is unknown to the splitter on the moment he splits it.

Ah, I think I've reached my satisfaction point in wordiness.
What was that statement again?
If you produced 1 - 5 words: You are more of the strong, silent type with a male brain. You probably find it easier to express yourself in non-verbal ways, preferring action rather than words.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

MattHiggs
17-03-2005, 13:26:46
Mother fucker, I'm on 50.... I'm a woman trapped in a man's body.


But what a body! :nervous:

zmama
17-03-2005, 14:25:50
I gave up after saving the stupid thing half way through and then it didn't remember, bah

Venom
17-03-2005, 14:59:41
Test too long. Me no take.

zmama
17-03-2005, 15:07:45
Oh shit...I guess this means we split a brain. I got the nice half

MoSe
17-03-2005, 15:13:18
how much did he offer you?

Fistandantilus
17-03-2005, 15:14:26
Am I the only one to offer 1$? :D

MoSe
17-03-2005, 15:15:21
Taken!

MDA
17-03-2005, 15:20:38
I didn't have the patience to finish.

Patience is a virtue, found often in a woman, and seldom in a man.

MoSe
17-03-2005, 15:23:08
Patience, Patience... is that the 5th stepsister witch from Charmed?

Fistandantilus
17-03-2005, 15:24:05
You have been all infected by Venom's lazyness I see.

MoSe
17-03-2005, 15:27:23
I claim my own brand!

Fistandantilus
17-03-2005, 15:29:48
But you took the test! Proof you're not *that* lazy ;)

MoSe
17-03-2005, 15:32:54
Exactly! I'm lazy in a way all of my own! nothing can shift me if I'm not like to.
I've always been!
As far as 20 years ago I had elected as namesake cocktail the Lead-Bottom! (Guinness and white Porto)

sleeping_satsuma
17-03-2005, 19:06:03
Mose! You're my gender twin!

sleeping_satsuma
17-03-2005, 19:06:53
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
So, S_S, you reject perfectly sane science that doubts Astrology... But you don't complain about the sheer amount of pseudoscientific bollocks that this "test" is based on? :rolleyes:

Yes, kids, the difference in power between the sexes is due to HORMONES, there's no opression anywhere. Now go hug your pink/blue blankets.

Er.... no and no

Venom
17-03-2005, 19:23:48
Originally posted by zmama
Oh shit...I guess this means we split a brain. I got the nice half

Judging by my intelligence, you got more than half.

Lurker
17-03-2005, 20:18:45
Then there's hope after all! Go claim that which is rightfully yours.

Venom
17-03-2005, 20:25:48
I'm off to the McDonald's to claim my Double Quarter Pounder!

Lurker
17-03-2005, 20:27:35
What, no brainectomy? I was counting on pics.

Darkstar
17-03-2005, 22:50:15
You want Venom to cut open ZMama's head and scoop out her brain? You are just mean today, Lurker. What's the matter? Haven't had your Sterno yet?

zmama
18-03-2005, 00:20:33
Oh Lurker, knows I have secret powers

AND The power of the chocolate chip cookie

Venom
18-03-2005, 01:42:11
Plus I would eat her brain.

Darkstar
18-03-2005, 09:08:26
You would eat anything.

MoSe
18-03-2005, 09:14:42
Originally posted by zmama
Oh shit...I guess this means we split a brain. I got the nice half

actually, I THINK to remember that there is some serious neurologic pathology, which scientific and established cure *IS* indeed the removal of one brain hemisphere!!!
I think I saw a few years ago an actual Xray with half the skull empty... and an interview with the half-brained gal... :shudder:

KH of the North
18-03-2005, 09:24:43
I have a cousin who's had half her brain removed.

Darkstar
18-03-2005, 09:25:47
She had kids?

Venom
18-03-2005, 13:17:30
Eating brains gives you powers.

MDA
18-03-2005, 13:27:42
The rain, it burns!!!


Braaaiiins!

King_Ghidra
18-03-2005, 13:43:04
Originally posted by KH of the North
I have a cousin who's had half her brain removed.

that's nothing, poly has thousands of posters with no brain at all

Funko
18-03-2005, 13:46:12
We only have a few dozen.

MDA
18-03-2005, 13:54:25
...and they're all RC?