“Fighting the neurotrash” ScienceGrrl discussion at WOW 2014

ScienceGrrl will be hosting a session with Women of the World (WOW) Festival on March 8th, International Women’s Day 2014.

Women are better at empathising; men are better at reading maps – aren’t they? That’s because their brains are different, isn’t it? ” Neuroscientist Gina Rippon wades through the ‘Mars and Venus’ neurotrash to give us the lowdown on whether there is any such thing as a ‘female’ or a ‘male’ brain and whether stereotypes such as these can actually change how brains work and make gender neuromyths come true.

Chi Onwurah, MP will be joining Gina to consider how such stereotypes affect our everyday lives – and why we should all start speaking out against them.

We’re excited to be part of a packed WOW Festival on the Southbank celebrating women and girls in the arts, sciences, politics and more. Find out more and buy tickets here.

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