Hormones are not Responsible for Female or Male Brain

Prof. Rebecca Jordan-Young, who teaches women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Columbia University’s Barnard College for Women in Manhattan, once asked students of both sexes to watch the video of a basketball game and count how many times the ball changed hands. At the end of the film, she queried: “And who noticed the gorilla on the court?” No one had paid attention to the hairy interloper because they were so engrossed in looking for what they were expecting to see.

“Our expectations are very powerful,” says Jordan-Young in an interview with The Jerusalem Post on her first-ever visit to Israel. Jordan-Young’s lecture on her latest findings was held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s  Continue reading