Earlier this year, the president of Harvard University unleashed a storm of criticism for suggesting that biology might explain why women lag behind men in fields such as science and math. This hour, we'll tackle the issue of sex differences in ability. What does science have to say about the differences in the male and female brain when it comes to spatial ability, verbal skills, or academic achievement?
This broadcast is live from the meeting of the American Psychological Association's Science Leadership Conference. Call in with your questions and comments at 1-800-989-8255 (2-3 Eastern). Teachers, find more information about using Science Friday as a classroom resource in the Kids' Connection.