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.

About the author (2012)

Lise Eliot, Ph.D., is a neurobiologist & assistant professor at the Chicago Medical School. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Columbia University & has published papers in professional journals. She lives outside Chicago with her husband & three young children.