Lessons Learned in Academia: Gender Bias and Diversity
For this session of Lessons Learned in Academia, Dr. Arezoo Pooresmaeili will give us insights into her research. Arezoo will talk about her personal experiences as a neuroscientist and give us an overview of how social norms that foster inequality and discrimination affect the lives of academics.
During her research career, Arezoo developed an increasing interest in understanding how cognitive biases could shape our social norms. This interest was motivated by the fact that our current society is afflicted with inequality and discrimination at many levels. She is interested in understanding the genealogy of economic norms that govern our social interactions and how they could ensue from basic cognitive biases and limitations that characterise human information processing. She hopes that science may enable us to first understand and subsequently to overcome unfounded judgements that reinforce social injustice and discrimination.