Sex on the Brain

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Science  01 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5484, pp. 1478-1479
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5484.1478

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The Mating Mind. How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature. Geoffrey F. Miller. Doubleday, New York, 2000. 509 pp. $27.50, C$42.95. ISBN 0-385-49516-1. Heinemann, London, 2000. 528 pp. £20.00. ISBN 0-434-00741-2.

Miller argues that the evolution of the human brain was driven by the same factor responsible for the peacock's tail: the need to attract and win sexual partners