The Gendered Brain
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The Gendered Brain

The New Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain

Gina RipponBodley Head • 2019

Escaping Gender Stereotypes

by David Meyer

Cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon, PhD presents a wealth of scientific data to demonstrate the minimal innate differences between men and women and the enduring power of social conditioning.

Cognitive neuroscientist Gina Rippon, PhD – a researcher and teacher at the Aston Brain Center at Aston University in Birmingham, England – details how nurture rather than nature determines gendered behaviors. She separates fact from stubborn fiction about any biological basis for gender-based differences in intelligence or capabilities.

Different Brains

As women in the 19th century demanded education, property rights and access to political power, scientists got busy proving why they should never have them. They sought proof that nature dictated the inferiority of the female brain. Scientists claimed that educating women might lead to the depletion of their reproductive abilities.

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