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Gender identity -- Research.
Gender and our brain...
Gender and our brains : how new neuroscience explodes the myths of the male and female minds / Gina Rippon.
New York, [New York] : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House Limted Liability Company, 
Gender identity -- Research.
9781524747039 (electronic book)
xxii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
First American edition.
Introduction: -- Whac-a-Mole myths -- Sex, gender, sex/gender or gender/sex: a note on gender and sex -- Part one: -- 1. Inside her pretty little head - the hunt begins -- 2. Her raging hormones -- 3. The rise of psychobabble -- 4. Brain myths, neurotrash and neurosexism -- Part two: -- 5. The twenty-first-century brain -- 6. Your social brain -- Part three: -- 7. Baby matters - to begin at the beginning (Or even a bit before) -- 8. Let's hear it for the babies -- 9. The gendered waters in which we swim - the pink and blue tsunami -- Part four: -- 10. Sex and science -- 11. Science and the brain -- 12. Good girls don't -- 13. Inside her pretty little head - a twenty-first-century update -- 14. Mars, Venus or Earth? -have we been wrong about sex all along? -- Conclusion: -- Raising dauntless daughters (and sympathetic sons).
Gender and Our Brains is a breakthrough work in neuroscience - and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudoscience - that finally debunks the myth that there is a hardwired distinction between male and female brains.
We live in a gendered world, where we are ceaselessly bombarded by messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis, we face deeply ingrained beliefs that sex determines our skills and preferences, from toys and colors to career choice and salaries. But what does this constant gendering mean for our thoughts, decisions and behavior? And what does it mean for our brains?
Drawing on her work as a professor of cognitive neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that surround us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mold our ideas of ourselved and even shape our brains. By exploring new, cutting-edge neuroscience, Rippon urges us to move beyond a binary view of the brain and to see instead this complex organ as highly individualized, profoundly adaptable and full of unbounded potential.
Rigorous, timely and liberating, Gender and Our Brains has huge implications for women and men, for parents and children, and for how we identify ourselves. (Publisher)l
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain as The Gendered Brain by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2019." -- Title page verso.
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