Bogus. As Reuters Health and Science Editor Maggie Fox reports here, a new study shows that it is gender inequality (nurture, not nature) that propels boys into excelling at math:
"We conclude that gender inequality, not lack of innate ability or 'intrinsic
aptitude', is the primary reason fewer females than males are identified as
excelling in mathematics performance in most countries, including the United
States," Janet Hyde and Janet Mertz of the University of Wisconsin in Madison
wrote in their report.