Is There Neurosexism in Functional Neuroimaging Investigations of Sex Differences?

  title={Is There Neurosexism in Functional Neuroimaging Investigations of Sex Differences?},
  author={Cordelia Fine},
  • C. Fine
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Psychology
  • Neuroethics
The neuroscientific investigation of sex differences has an unsavoury past, in which scientific claims reinforced and legitimated gender roles in ways that were not scientifically justified. Feminist critics have recently argued that the current use of functional neuroimaging technology in sex differences research largely follows that tradition. These charges of ‘neurosexism’ have been countered with arguments that the research being done is informative and valuable and that an over-emphasis on… 

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