- Doreen Kimura
Doreen Kimura Born 1933
Citizenship Canadian Fields Neuroscience Institutions formerly The University of Western Ontario, Simon Fraser University Alma mater McGill University Notable awards Kistler Prize (2006)
Doreen Kimura (born in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a professor at Simon Fraser University. She holds a PhD in psychobiology. Among other interests, her interests include the relationship between sex and cognition (see sex and intelligence) and promoting academic freedom; she is the founding president of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship.
While some criticized Lawrence Summers' claims that differences in male-female representation in the sciences could be due to innate ability, Kimura supported him. She is a critic of affirmative action, arguing that it is demeaning to women . She also supports the concept of the biological origin of differences in cognitive ability between males and females (see also nature versus nurture).
- Neuromotor mechanisms in human communication. ISBN 0-19-505492-X
- Sex and Cognition. ISBN 0-262-61164-3
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