2020 Speaker

Gina Rippon

Gina Rippon’s research involves state-of-the-art brain
imaging techniques to investigate how the brain interacts
with its world, and what happens when this process goes
wrong. She is an outspoken critic of the misuse of
neuroscience research to misrepresent our understanding of
the brain and, most particularly, to prop up outdated gender
stereotypes. In her new book The Gendered Brain, she
challenges the idea that there are male and female brains,
and offers a 21st century model for better understanding of
how brains get to be different.