Misunderstanding sex differences

14 October 2021
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  • Start: 18:00
  • End: 19:00
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Presentation and discussion with Professor Gina Rippon.

This event is for members of STEMPRA and The Association of British Science Writers

NOISE IN NEUROSCIENCE

Promoting accurate and responsible communication of research on sex/gender and the brain

Overstated and misleading claims about the scientific evidence for sex/gender differences in the brain are too common: in popular books, the media, business training courses, and in the scientific literature itself.

This can serve to maintain and develop gender stereotypes, which limit people’s potential and cause lifelong harm.

We want to put a decisive stop to this avoidable problem by creating an authoritative set of good practice guidelines for responsible communication of sex difference research.

The guidelines will be developed by an eminent academic panel working in partnership with the Royal Statistical Society, the Association of British Science Writers and others.