#GAReads | For Gina Rippon, gender equality begins with the brain

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For Gina Rippon, gender equality begins with the brain”:

In “Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds,” Rippon takes aim at the flimsy science behind the idea of essential differences in men’s and women’s brains. The idea has been around for a long time, she said, “ever since we started looking at the brain as the controller of all our skills and abilities and personalities. So, 200 years.”

But despite the persistent hunt for structural and functional differences, Rippon said, there really isn’t much evidence. “There’s no consistent part of the brain that we’ve found that differentiates men from women,” she said. “And that actually surprises people.”

Read Kate Tuttle’s article at The Boston Globe here…