Can societal change, change our brains’ capabilities? - TXG

Article By TXG   |   30th November 2016

We attended an event on Neuroscience and Gender recently with the excellent Dr Geoff Bird as the speaker.

It was a fascinating afternoon but one of the points that particularly stuck out was the fact that in 1947 men had a huge advantage in abstract reasoning whereas today, women have an equal or slight advantage today.  There will have been many reasons for this shift such as changes in education and the way society perceives women but if the brain can make this big of a change in such a short space of time, what else can we change with positive societal moves?