It's commonly believed that men are better at STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) than women. I've heard before that men are naturally better at more logical thinking and problem-solving, while women have more emotional intelligence. But I've never heard conclusively whether this is true, and it seems likely that it could just be a well-ingrained stereotype passing itself off as a scientific understanding.
To be clear, I'm not interested in intelligence in general (there's a question for that already) but in any specific differences that make men or women better at particular subjects. That means whether they're actually inherently better because of biology, not because of social reasons or whether they're perceived to be better.
I'm thinking of two potential sources of evidence:
- Neuroscience that tells us the differences (or lack thereof) of structures in the brain.
- Statistics that prove one way or another (perhaps from studies done on children)