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Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young
Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Barnard College
Gender and Our Brains
Gender and Our Brains
Why do we view men and women as different when science has given us evidence that our brains are plastic, and malleable? And why do people still think of “male” brains and “female” brains when data from multiple kinds of analysis show that normal brains are a mosaic of so-called masculine and feminine features? In this talk, Jordan-Young will give us a picture of how gender theorists and neuroscientists are trying to change these deeply-rooted conceptions, and are working to generate more accurate pictures of sex, gender, and the brain.
Culturefix (Age 21+)
9 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002, USA
Bio
Rebecca Jordan-Young is a sociomedical scientist who studies assumptions about sexuality, gender, and race in scientific research on human bodies, behaviors, and psychology. She is the author of Brain Storm: The flaws in the science of sex differences (Harvard, 2010), and more than two dozen articles and book chapters at the intersection of science, gender, and sexuality. Co-founder of the international ‘Neurogenderings Network,’ Jordan-Young has a special interest in science that links sex/gender, steroid hormones, and socially important differences in behavior or skill.