Pink Brain, Blue Brain
How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps - And What We Can Do About it
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|Format:||Paperback, 432 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 March 2012|
Turning conventional thinking about gender differences on its head, Lise Eliot issues a startling call to close the troubling gaps between boys and girls and help all children reach their fullest potential. Drawing on years of exhaustive research and her own work in the field of neuroplasticity, Eliot argues that infant brains are so malleable that small differences at birth become amplified over time as parents, teachers, and the culture at large unwittingly reinforce gender stereotypes. By focussing on the ways in which differences emerge such prescriptive behaviours can be eradicated, and the boundaries that prevent boys and girls from achieving can be destroyed.
About the Author
Lise Eliot is a mother of three and the Associate Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. She is the author of What's Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life.
"Read [this] masterful book and you'll never view the sex-differences debate the same way again." --"Newsweek"
"[A] sharp, information-packed, and wonderfully readable book." --"Mother Jones
" "Eliot deftly refutes the zeitgeist that sex differences are hard-wired at birth." "--Chicago Tribune"
"Considering the nonsense already in print (much of it erroneously presented as scientific fact), "Pink Brain, Blue Brain" should be required reading for anyone who wants a more thoughtful consideration of how the brains of boys and girls do--but mostly do not--differ."" --Science
"Eye-opening...[a] masterful new book on gender and the brain...Eliot's contribution in 'Pink Brain, Blue Brain' is to explain, clearly and authoritatively, what the research on brain-based sex difference actually shows, and to offer helpful suggestions about how we can erase the small gaps for our children instead of turning them into larger ones."--"Washington Post
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|Publisher: ||Oneworld Publications|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.41 kg)|