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Lise Eliot
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Lise Eliot is Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University and author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps – And What We Can Do About It, and What's Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life.

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Do Brain Sex Differences Explain Gendered Job Preferences?

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 2:40 PM

I'll admit I get choked up by the new girl power advertising, including Verizon's "Inspire Her Mind" and Always' "Throw Like a Girl" videos. Each depicts young girls' unabashed exuberance for science (Verizon) and sport (Always) and then fast-forwards to show how such passions...

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Women's Hockey and Hardwiring

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 6:10 PM

I'll admit it: I don't watch a lot of women's team sports. But I happened to catch the thrilling Olympic hockey final, and in spite of my disappointment for Team USA, I was blown away to see those incredibly tough women on both sides fight it out for Olympic gold.

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Sex-trapolation in the Latest Brain Science

(7) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 3:16 PM

High heels and cleavage; a chiseled jaw and ripped abs.

Did I get your attention?

Sex differences are sexy, in the neuroscience lab as much as in the movies. Over the past twenty years, brain researchers have discovered that new findings about male-female difference command worldwide notice, and university...

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Gender Segregation and Civil Rights

(13) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 4:57 PM

Last week, I had the strange experience of debating Christina Hoff Sommers on the topic of single-sex schooling just a few miles from where the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic march for civil rights was being celebrated. If you were not aware, single-sex classrooms have...

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