This is an interesting theory but the article is not well fleshed out. The research shows that the final brain development is basically the same for adult men and women but the rate of development of boys and girls is never in synch. It’s not so much that boys are behind girls; in some areas boys are ahead and in others behind. It’s more that the brain development is on a different route. All roads get there … they just make different stops.
I’m not sure if this is it at all, but this is part 4/6 on the Globe and Mail’s look at Why Boys Are Failing? This is a Canadian publication, so maybe the boy code is stronger there, what with everyone playing hockey?? I don’t know… this is their weakest argument in their excellent series.
Part 3 of 6 of The Globe and Mail’s in depth look at Why Are Boys Failing? This article deals with the the proliferation of video games and their impact on boys. Full article here. Interesting paragraphs below.