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14 March 20234 minute read

How a Gendered World makes a Gendered Brain with Professor Gina Rippon

14 March 2023, 5:00pm - 8:00pm GMT, DLA Piper UK LLP, 1 St Peter's Square, M2 3DE, United Kingdom

In-person event only

We are delighted to invite you to an evening with British neurobiologist and feminist, Professor Gina Rippon, in celebration of International Women's Day 2023.

Gina will talk to us about the Gendered Brain - Do you have a female brain or a male brain? Or are we asking the wrong question?

For centuries both neuroscience and behavioural science have been pursuing a Hunt the Difference agenda, trying to find ways of characterising the differences between the brains and behaviour of females and males. But are they asking the right questions? Can brain scientists tell the differences between female and male brains? Are females and males really distinguished by their levels of empathy or their map-reading skills? Drawing on new insights from 21st century neuroscience, this talk revisits these old questions and offers answers that might surprise you, as well as offering a brain-based take on how we might improve progress towards greater equity and inclusion.

Professor Gina Rippon

Gina is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Birmingham. Her research involves state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to investigate how the brain interacts with its world, and what happens when this process goes wrong. She is an outspoken critic of 'neurotrash', the populist (mis)use of neuroscience research to (mis)represent our understanding of the brain and, most particularly, to prop up outdated gender stereotypes.

This event is open to all our clients and contacts, male and female, and we really hope you can join us. Drinks and food will be served and other fun and thought provoking activities will take place during the evening.