Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences – A Talk from Rebecca Young

Female and male brains are different, thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth. That’s taught as fact. Rebecca Young takes on the evidence that sex differences are hardwired into the brain. Analyzing research that supports claims of “human brain organization theory,” Young reveals how often these studies fail the standards of science. But if a series of methodological weaknesses, questionable assumptions, inconsistent definitions, and enormous gaps between ambiguous findings and grand conclusions have accumulated through the years, then science isn’t scientific at all. Join Rebecca Young as she explores the subject of her new book!

Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the event will be held Monday, March 19, at 2:30 in University Hall 1060.  For further information contact Viviana Bernal at