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Episode 5: Keeping gender on the agenda with Professor Gina Rippon

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Throughout this episode, Shaddai Tembo is joined by Professor Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, for the first of the conversations on gender in children’s play and overcoming gender biases.

Why should we be keeping gender on the agenda?  

Before delving into the recent shift changes in research and the neuroscientific knowledge of gender, Gina explains to listeners the difference between the term’s ‘gender’ and ‘sex. Gina shares how recent neuroscience developments have contributed to a much more contemporary understanding of gender and sex differences and why keeping gender on the agenda is so important in today’s modern world.  

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