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Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Avoiding Neurosexism in Neuroscience

Date and time

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 10 a.m.






Prof. Dr. Cordelia Fine (University of Melbourn)


Register with Dr. Sarah Czerney; sarah.czerney(at)

Further information

Event flyer

Biological explanations of differences in behaviour between women and men or girls and boys are to be found everywhere, from scientific articles to bestselling self-help books, diversity and inclusion workshops, and Hollywood movies. However, researching, understanding, and interpreting male/female differences in brain and behaviour is surprisingly complicated, and particularly so when humans are involved. To help everyone parse the next biological explanation of female/male differences in behaviour that appears in the academic literature or popular media, this talk will review eight things everyone should know, look out for, and ask – from the nitty-gritty of whether there even is a difference to the grand sweep of evolutionary explanations. (This talk is based on work co-authored with Gina Rippon and Daphna Joel.)

Decorative photo of model brain
Photo: Robina Weermeijer

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