Chercheuse INSERM CR1, ICM (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière), Hôpital de la pitié Salpêtrière
“A neuroscientific approach to reach gender equity”
Despite the increasing acceptance of egalitarian gender norms in democratic societies, a striking contrast persists in the current societal reality. One of the main reasons gender inequalities persist is the perpetuation of implicit biases and gender stereotypes. These shape the way we behave, our ability to recognize unequal treatment and the willingness of disadvantaged individuals to speak up.
The neuroscience community is at the forefront of not only raising awareness of these unconscious biases, but also has the tools to understand their cognitive origins and thus the potential to break down social stereotypes.