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Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds

Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds

Originally published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage, part of the Penguin Random House group of companies, London in 2019.

Available for pre-order internationally. Ships upon its international release date of 27 Aug 2019.

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ISBN 9781524747022
Barcode 9781524747022
Release Date 27 August 2019 by Pantheon Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rippon, Gina
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 27 Aug 2019

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ISBN-13 9781524747022
ISBN-10 1524747025
Stock Release date is 27 August 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 27 Aug 2019
Publisher Pantheon Books
Imprint Pantheon Books
Release Date 27 August 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rippon, Gina
Category Feminism
Cognition & Cognitive Psychology
Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
History Of Science
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 697g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cognitive neuroscience, Gender identity - Research
NBS Text Psychology: Professional & General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 612.8233
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A breakthrough work in neuroscience and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudo-science, finally debunking the myth that there is a biological binary between male and female brains. For decades if not centuries, science has backed up society's simple dictum that men and women are hardwired differently, that the world is divided by two different kinds of brains--male and female. However, new research in neuroimaging suggests that this is little more than neurotrash. In this powerfully argued work, acclaimed professor of cognitive neuroimaging Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mould our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains. Taking us back through centuries of sexism, The Gendered Brain reveals how science has been misinterpreted or misused to ask the wrong questions. Instead of challenging the status quo, we are still bound by outdated stereotypes and assumptions. However, by exploring new, cutting-edge neuroscience, Rippon urges us to move beyond a binary view of our brains and instead to see these complex organs as highly individualised, profoundly adaptable, and full of unbounded potential. Rigorous, timely and liberating, The Gendered Brain has huge repercussions for women and men, for parents and children, and for how we identify ourselves.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A treasure trove of information and good humour, The Gendered Brain offers thought-provoking perspectives on the latest debates about sex, gender and the brain. --Cordelia Fine, author of Testosterone Rex A smart and witty addition to the literature on sex differences. Gina Rippon is one of the most outspoken scientists in this area, and she debunks a whole host of sexist stereotypes in her new book. --Angela Saini, author of Inferior A brilliant and thorough debunking of the popular myths around sex differences in brains and behaviour. --Dr. Emily Grossman, broadcaster

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Author's Bio

GINA RIPPON is Honorary Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston Brain Centre at Aston University in Birmingham, England. Her research involves the use of state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to investigate developmental disorders such as autism. In 2015 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association for her contributions to the public communication of science. Rippon is part of the European Union Gender Equality Network, belongs to WISE and ScienceGrrl, and is a member of Robert Peston's Speakers for Schools program and the Inspiring the Future initiative. She lives in the United Kingdom.

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