Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery
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In Which I Try To Learn About Boys' Brains, Only To Discover That Everybody Is Kind Of Alien

The year Gareth was born, I read a huge number of dubious books of pop neuroscience, and one popular book about real neuroscience. It seemed the brain study folks had found differences between boy brains and girl brains, and I was still living in a 1970s bubble of androgynous-ideal feminism. It turns out the newer bubble was not necessarily much closer to reality, but hey, changing up my mental model of the universe every few years does everyone good. Here are some thoughts and stories about how that time affected my teaching.
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