Neurosexism and the brain: How gender stereotypes can distort research
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 17:00-18.30

prof. Gina Rippon - organized by the Centre for Gender and Science.

Neurosceintist Gina Rippon will speak about the ’Hunt the Sex Differences’ agenda with the aim to demonstrate how the belief in differences among ‘male’ and ‘female’ brains can narrow and distort the research processes. She will tackle how gender biases influence in the research questions that are asked, the methodology selected, and the research analysis. She will reveal how then gender prejudices powerfully influence the interpretation of results and the ‘spin’ used in the public communication of such research.


Prof. Gina Rippon is a British neuroscientist and feminist. She is a professor emeritus of cognitive neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham. In 2019, Rippon published her book, Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain, which investigates the role of life experiences and biology in brain development.
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