Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps - And What We Can Do About It

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Oneworld Publications, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 432 pages
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.

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User Review  - arosoff - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this. The book is broken down by life stages. In each, she looks at what the evidence really shows for in-built sex differences: hormones, brain structure, genetics. Then she looks at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

A look at just what we can demonstrate about the innate differences between men and women. The author is a neuroscientist, and started looking at the brain expecting to find large differences; this is ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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.

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