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Defining Differences Between the Male and Female Brain

Please note this venue is fully accessible. Bring along your your student card to get 10% off drinks!
Past event - 2019
16 Sep Doors open from 7pm
Event 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Saracens Head., 42 Broad St,
Bath BA1 5LP
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Recent studies have shown that there are inherent differences between certain parts of the male and female brain. This is a fascinating topic in modern times, given that gender is more and more becoming a fluid construct. Find out what psychologists can tell us about how exactly the brains of the different genders and sexes vary.


This event was originally scheduled as part of the Pint of Science 2019 Festival but was rearranged due to an issue with the venue. If you originally had a ticket, you will have been refunded, please re-register for free. 

Do Male and Female Brains Respond Differently to Stress?

Dr Sarah Bailey (Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology)
Stress is a major risk factor for developing depression and anxiety. 21stcentury life is full of stresses; surviving a breakup, worrying about job security or death of loved ones. Our biological systems have evolved to respond to physical stress, like sabre-toothed tigers. These same systems are activated in response to today’s stresses. In this talk, I will describe our latest research exploring differences between male and female brains. Find out why understanding sex differences in stress responses is potentially important in developing new medicines.

Sex Differences in Pain Perception

Professor Ed Keogh (Professor, Department of Psychology)
My main area of research is the psychology of pain. I have an interest in sex and gender differences in pain, with a particular focuses on psychosocial mechanisms (e.g., emotions, coping). I am currently interested in nonverbal communication, and whether there are sex differences expressions of pain.

A second interest is in the role that cognitions and emotions play in the experience of pain and pain-related behaviours. For example, I have interests in the links between attention and pain, with a focus on understanding how pain can have a disruptive effect on performance.