The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain

The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain

'A treasure trove of information and good humour' CORDELIA FINE, author of Testosterone Rex Do you have a female brain or a male brain? Or is that the wrong question? Reading maps or reading emotions? Barbie or Lego? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that your sex determine 'A treasure trove of information and good humour' CORDELIA FINE, author of Testosterone Rex Do you have a fe...

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Title:The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain
Author:Gina Rippon
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain
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Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters the Myth of the Female Brain Reviews

  • Jane
    Jun 04, 2019
    Oh, to be able to cull through research, make sense of it all, pull together the themes and the best practices and the drivel, and with a touch of humor and a ton of fantastic writing, turn it into a beach read (um, caveat that I also read War and Peace on the beaches of Malta one summ...
  • Ben
    Jun 08, 2019
    This is a tough one to rate for me because, whilst whole heartedly agreeing with it's message and outlook, I didn't realise that's what it was getting at for the majority of the book. It got off to a bad start when in the introduction it says that because, traditionally, the defaul...
  • Erwin
    May 02, 2019
    **based on the audiobook** The level to which you're going to appreciate this book depends, I think, with the mindset you take to it. If you're already convinced that gender is a spectrum instead of a dichotomy, this book will spend (too?) much time on fighting your adversaries (aptly ...
  • Emer (A Little Haze)
    May 24, 2019
    This book is giving me life. It's bashing the patriarchy and associated troubling gendered stereotypes with science, fact, research AND I AM HERE FOR IT LIKE YAAAAAAAASSSSS!!!!! This review that appeared in Nature describes it far better than I can. ...
  • Frances
    Mar 21, 2019
    Well that was Illuminating ...
  • Mizuki
    Apr 03, 2019
    It is an encouraging and also discouraging book as a female and as a girl's mother (though I know this explanation is already 'gendered'). I think those who want to raise their kids free from gender stereotypes would enjoy this book, but I want to recommend this book to those who have ...
  • Katherine
    May 26, 2019
    Gina Rippon provides a cool-headed analysis of the neurosexism, junk science, media distortions and wobbly statistics that bedevil the endless search for the differences between the sexes. What do men like? What are girls good at? The answer is, it depends who you ask, how you ask them...
  • sillypunk
    Apr 15, 2019
    Very interesting book: https://blogendorff.com/2019/04/15/bo... ...
  • Nana
    Jul 13, 2019
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  • Alison
    Apr 26, 2019
    "It is clear that understanding the social brain could offer us a hugely effective lens to investigate how a gendered world can produce a gendered brain, how gender stereotypes are a very real brain-based threat that can divert brains from the endpoint they deserve." This book is choc...
  • Rachel
    Jun 23, 2019
    Book review: The Gendered Brain is a new 2019 book by Professor Gina Rippon for general readers. It looks into how neuroscientists have studied the brain over the years + how the gendered lens through which society views gender has actually shaped scientific studies and society?s pre...
  • Tanja
    Apr 14, 2019
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  • Alja
    Mar 14, 2019
    "Brains reflect the lives they have lived, not just the sex of their owners." Scientists have long tried to prove that men and women are inherently different because we have biologically different brains. The author reviews both the history and current-state research on sex differences...
  • Timo Carlier
    May 11, 2019
    There is a good balance between scientific detail and readability. In dealing with 'whack-a-mole' myths about sex differences in the brain, Rippon doesn't apply anywhere near the same level of scrutiny picking apart evidence for her argument as she does for evidence that goes against i...
  • Franko Figueiredo-stow
    Apr 17, 2019
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  • Victoria Yorston
    Jul 12, 2019
    Gendered Brain has been both interesting and mind-numbingly boring for me. It highlighted some valid points but neuroscience is not for me. It is the first book I've abandoned this year, the complexities behind the research were too advance for me to keep up with. I don't doubt for ...
  • Puneet Tembulkar
    May 07, 2019
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  • Jacques Swan
    May 16, 2019
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  • Row
    Jun 25, 2019
    Struggled with this to begin with - partly because the first half or so I think I knew a lot about anyway, partly because it was so densely academic. But yoh when it got to the studies I was IN. Much of it was super fascinating - I?m particularly interested in neuroplasticity and ...
  • Elena
    Jun 17, 2019
    A very thorough research on where the sex/gender stereotypes are coming from, including the ones claiming the brain differences. Some interesting finds and generally an exciting read ...
  • Niall
    Apr 29, 2019
    A must-read for anyone living in a gendered world aka 21st century Earth. It's a book every parent, guardian and teacher should read as we are doing more harm than good gendering children at such early ages (by three years old, a child has usually confirmed their gender). I also loved ...
  • Siân
    Apr 25, 2019
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  • Lona
    Apr 16, 2019
    "Stereotypes could be straitjackening our flexible, plastic brains. So, yes, challenging them does matter." ? Gina Rippon Gina Rippon is a neuroscientist and wants to debunk the myth of the ?female brain? with her book. She wants to make people aware of what neurosexism is an...
  • Anastasia Abrosimova
    Apr 30, 2019
    Incredibly insightful but a fairly long read ...
  • Monica
    Apr 17, 2019
    This was really interesting! Rippon confirms what I already suspected: that society has become much more polarized when it comes to gender since I myself became a mother in the 1990's. This is very important research and although I am not a natural scientist myself (and I found it diff...
  • Liisa Kirjavainen
    May 24, 2019
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  • Kaja
    Apr 17, 2019
    I highly recommend this fantastic book! ...
  • Charles W.
    Mar 25, 2019
    Good one. Recommended. ...
  • Lee
    Mar 30, 2019
    In terms of how well it's written, this one star is obviously far too harsh. However, this book does not represent the science of the field with accuracy. An article that argues such better than I could: 'A book like this is very difficult for someone knowledgeable about the field ...
  • cp
    Jul 03, 2019
    A fascinating account of current developments in neuroscience. Quite persuasive and a corrective to much neurononsense. However, I couldn?t help feeling that the author was doing precisely what she was accusing others of doing, namely bigging up anything that supported her thesis ...