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The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain

The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Rippon, Gina

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Gendered brains: a sexist myth, or a fact of life? Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. The belief that your gender determines your skills and preferences, and even if you've got w...hat it takes to become a scientist, is deeply engrained. But what does this constant gendering mean for our thoughts, decisions and behaviour? And what does it mean for our brains? Drawing on her life's work as a 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 Instead of challenging the status quo, we are still working back from outdated stereotypes and assumptions.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. This is not feminist science - it's just science.
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ISBN 9781847924766
Released NZ 19 Mar 2019
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781847924766
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Released 19 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Rippon, Gina
Category Gender Studies
Women's Studies
Popular Science
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 612.82082
Weight 540g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Neuropsychology - Popular works, Brain - Popular works - Psychophysiology, Sex differences Psychology, Stereotypes Social psychology
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly