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"A passionate plea for all of us to look beyond the confines of the pink/blue tyranny of childhood." —Sunday Times
"Eliot doesn’t take sides in the nature-nurture debate. First and foremost, she is a scientist, not an activist." —Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon.com
“Refreshingly evenhanded...Written in a readable style and organized in chapters ordered by age level, this makes some scientific concepts about brain development accessible to laypeople...Anyone interested in child development and gender studies will be enlightened.” —Booklist
We aren't just made with pink brains or blue brains ... our brains are molded by our life experiences.
Although the book is accessible like the Gurian book, its chapter notes actually contain references to real, independently verified studies of scientific research.
Some good tips she gives for parents are to let boys pick books they like, which may be action or funny books.
Thoughtful, thought-provoking, good recommendations. I highly recommend it to parents of small chidren and anyone who is interested in gender relationsPublished 5 months ago by Roxanne Murrell
I love how this book gives you the science as well as real life examples of how the brain works.Published 6 months ago by Megs
I really enjoyed reading this book! very well written and has an overall "calmed down" approach. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sarits
I was encouraged, by a well-meaning educational foundation, to read Michael Gurian's "The Minds of Boys". Read morePublished 22 months ago by Roy Staples
First of all, I did a postdoc in neuroscience, and I'm the mom of a boy, so I came at this book from a couple different angles. Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by Ima Reader
In Pink Brain, Blue Brain, neuroscientist Lise Eliot looks at boys and girls from birth through adulthood. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by Katie Krezel
Lise Eliot, an associate professor of neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, wrote Pink Brain, Blue Brain. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by Sara Sierociuk
I couldn't even get through more than 1/3 of this book. I purchased it expecting to learn about how parents inadvertently steer their children into gender roles, and how to avoid... Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by Cindy
I thought the overall book was very interesting and very informative. It was a welcome change of perspective after reading the Female Brain (by a different Author). Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by Dani