Gina Rippon lecture: “The Gendered Brain – The New Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain”.
Place: Oticonsalen, June 13th. 16.30 to 18.30
Technical University of Denmark
Anker Engelunds Vej 1
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
People have deep-rooted beliefs that our gender determines our skills and preferences – from toys and colors to career choices and pay. But what do these beliefs and gender-biases mean for our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors?
Based on her book “Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience that Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain”, Gina Rippon will give a lecture on the importance of life experiences and biology in brain development and make us wiser about whether biology determines, whether there is a difference between women and men neurobiologically speaking.
Gina Rippon is an international researcher in the field of cognitive neuroscience based at the Aston Brain Centre at Aston University in Birmingham.
Her research involves the use of state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to investigate development disorders such as autism.
She is also an advocate for initiatives to help overcome the under-representation of women in STEM-subjects. As part of a European Union Gender Equality Network, she has addressed conferences all over the world.
(The lecture is held in english)
The lecture is supported by Carlsbergfondet, Tuborgfondet, Poul Due Jensen Fond and via IDA crowdfunding.