Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sex, Maths, and the Brain

I found this poetry in an abstract (with a link posted at "Women in Maths" on Facebook) for a lecture by Professor Gina Rippon entitled "Sex, Maths, and the Brain" at Aston University in Birmingham, England, on 30 June 2015.  Enjoy!

Is there such a thing as a maths 
brain? Are mathematicians born 
or made?  Is the lack of girls 
in maths subjects 
a 'brain' problem?

 . . . the under-representation of women 
in mathematics is not 
a "biological problem 
with social consequences" but actually 
a "social problem 
with biological consequences."

Here is a link (that works for me sometimes and sometimes does not) to Rippon's abstract.

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