THE BRILLIANT AND HUGELY INFLUENTIAL BOOK BY THE WINNER OF THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOKS PRIZE`Fun, droll yet deeply serious.'New Scientist`A brilliant feminist critic of theneurosciences ...
Read her, enjoy and learn.'Hilary Rose, THES`A witty and meticulously researchedexpose of the sloppy studies that pass for scientificevidence in so many of today's bestselling bookson sex differences.'Carol Tavris, TLSGender inequalities are increasingly defended by citing hard-wired differences between the male andfemale brain.
That's why, we're told, there are so fewwomen in science, so few men in the laundry room -different brains are just suited to different things. With sparkling wit and humour, Cordelia Fine attacksthis `neurosexism', revealing the mind's remarkableplasticity, the substantial influence of culture on identity,and the malleability of what we consider to be`hardwired' difference.
This modern classic showsthe surprising extent to which boys and girls, men andwomen are made - not born.