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Imag(in)ing Sex in the Brain

March 21, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Imag(in)ing Sex in the Brain

Joel et al PNAS
Jonathan Beller, Professor of Humanities and Media Studies and Critical and Visual Studies, Pratt Institute
Vanessa Bentley, Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati
Hannah Fitsch, Scientific Assistant, ZIFG – Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies, Technische Universität Berlin
Gina Rippon, Professor and Chair of Cognitive Neuroimaging, Aston Brain Centre, Aston University

Brain images are increasingly important in scientific and public discourse of sex and difference. Feminist scholars from neuroscience, philosophy, and cultural & media studies discuss how sex/gender gets into brain images, and what we can (and can’t) get out of such images.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Center for Science and Society and the Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at  Barnard College, this event is also part of the The event is part of the “Seminars in Society and Neuroscience” organized by the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program at Columbia University.



The Center for Science and Society
Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies – Barnard College


Buell Hall, Maison Francaise
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 United States
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