Barnard News

Women's Studies professor writes about gender, brain science and wrong-headed notions, comments on whether primates "play with dolls".

Read The New York Times' review of The Barnard Project at Dance Theater Workshop.

In "A Museum of One's Own: Private Collecting, Public Gift," Higonnet's subjects range from Isabella Stewart Gardner to the de Menils and Ronald Lauder.

We may not believe that men are from Mars and women are from Venus anymore, but the idea that gender differences are hardwired into our biology has long been a scientifically—and socially—accepted fact. With the publication of her groundbreaking new book, Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, Barnard women's studies professor and sociomedical scientist Rebecca Jordan-Young may be about to change that.