-“The sexes evolved different predictive biases as an intertemporal division of cognitive labour in order to optimize reproduction and the survival of offspring during maturation.
The masculine bias evolved for long-term prediction; producing neural discounts on the detection of non-immediate threats to the family, and roundabout planning in resource acquisition (incremental, over time).
The feminine bias evolved for short-term prediction; producing neural discounts on the detection of immediate threats in the offspring’s environment, and the allocation of resources in accordance with local needs (categorical, in time).
It’s not so much that these biases cause women to act purely on impulse or men to act purely on plans; it’s that our neural economy is wired to economize costs, and the sex biases produce neural discounts on a specific mode of intertemporal prediction (cognitive labour).”
— @Contrafabianist (Jacob)