How sexism hinders brain research

Feminist Futures Initiative and Jacobs talk gender equity in STEM



November 2, 2021

How Sexism Hinders Brain Research by Tom Jacobs

Why does Alzheimer’s Disease afflict far more women than men? Why do some women report problems with memory and concentration during menopause?

Science can offer few answers, for a simple if frustrating reason: Over the decades, there has been relatively little research on the female brain. Emily Jacobs, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at UC Santa Barbara, discusses the gaps in knowledge and why it's a pivotal time for advancing women's brain health in UCSB's Library Speaker Series.


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