Gender inequalities are increasingly defended by citing hard-wired differences between the male and female brain. That’s why, we’re told, there are so few women in science, so few men in the laundry room – different brains are just suited to different things. Not so, argues cognitive neuroscientist Cordelia Fine. Whether you’ve found yourself frustrated by the gender straitjacket that still constrains us, or failed to notice it, Fine’s sparkling yet vehement attack on ‘neurosexism’ will be essential reading. Cordelia Fine is a Research Associate at Macquarie University, Australia, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her previous book, A Mind of Its Own (Icon, 2006) was hugely acclaimed and she was called ‘a science writer to watch’ by Metro.