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This section provides a range of additional materials. They range from light hearted videos, to TED talks to science articles. Use this material to explore the topics further and to understand different points of view.


 Articles, blogs and podcasts

Videos and Webinars

  • How the Brain works, University of Bristol.  Introduction to the structure of the brain and how it works (5 mins, 15 secs).
  • What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use? Richard E Cytowic. Ted Ed. (5 mins, 15 secs).  Two thirds of the population believe the myth that we use only 10% of our brain.  Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible.
  • What is so special about the human brain? Susana Herculano-Houzel. Ted Talk.  How exactly does the brain – a three pound snarl of nervous tissue – create inspired inventions, the feeling of hunger, the experience of beauty, the sense of self?  (11 mins, 23 secs).
  • The tale of two brains. In this entertaining film, marriage expert Mark Gungor explores the differences between men and women. (13.34 mins)
  • We should all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ted Talk.  In this classic talk Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.  (29 mins, 28 secs)
  • If you have a daughter you need to see this, Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo.  Looks at characters in children’s books and asks how many are role models for females?  (3 mins, 18 secs).
  • Equal Future, ANZ.  ANZ has partnered with award winning Director Jane Campion to highlight the need for systems to better support women. While neuroscience shows girls’ brains develop ahead of boys, this advantage is not maintained through life, with women too often falling behind.  (1 min, 40 secs).
  • The illusion of inclusion, Tanvi Gautam, Ted Talk.  Our left-brain approach to inclusion isn’t working.  Tanvi Gautam suggests that we need to make it personal to move people to action.  (15 mins, 36 secs).
  • Inspiring the future. Primary school children reveal the reality of gender stereotyping.  This video seeks to highlight ongoing gender stereotypes by asking kids to draw firefighters, surgeons, fighter pilots.  (2 mins, 7 secs).
  • Meet Eva a feminist icon. Extract from the TV show, The secret life of 5 year olds. Watch what happens when stereotypes are not absorbed.