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Video lecture Iris Sommer: are women's brains different from men's?

14 April 2022

It has been repeatedly claimed that men and women are actually the same. The fact that girls play with dolls and boys prefer cars is possibly caused by society. But is this true? In this video lecture (in Dutch), neuroscientist Iris Sommer (University of Groningen/University Medical Center Groningen) discusses the brains of men and women. Can this help us to explain the differences?

Iris Sommer
Iris Sommer

Iris Sommer is professor of cognitive aspects of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Sommer published over 250 articles on hallucinations, language, cognition, and psychosis. Her current research interest is related to the association between cognitive dysfunction and activity of the immune system. Her aim is to develop new treatment to support people with cognition deficits during their recovery of medical, psychiatric of neurological disorders.

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Through the Universiteit van Nederland, inspiring academics share interesting and new insights from their fields of research by means of short lectures. They bring science to life for a young and wide-ranging public by answering provocative questions in various formats. From dark matter to animals’ experiences of love: just about everything is covered.

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