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"To wonder if a brain is male or female has no meaning"


OVERVIEW - Gina Rippon, professor of cognitive brain imaging at Aston University in Birmingham, dismantles pseudo-scientific research which, based on scientific data, follows erroneous reasoning to demonstrate that men and women are different.

By Rafa de Miguel (El País)

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Gina Rippon (Essex, United Kingdom) cannot stand being told that men come from Mars and women from Venus. "Men and women come from planet Earth," replies this 70-year-old cognitive brain imaging professor who caused an earthquake in the scientific community with her book Gender and our brains. published in August 2019 by Pantheon Books editions. With an intelligent look, an unchanging smile and a polite and calm tone, Gina Rippon dismantles what she calls "neurotrash" , or "neuropoubelle" in French, which, for years, has been diverting partial scientific data to demonstrate that men and women are different. “It no longer makes sense to wonder if a brain is female or male. If you look at all the data collected on thousands of brains, the bottom line is that most of the data between the two sexes overlaps enormously, ”she says.

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