From The Huffington Post:
As an undergrad at Harvard with (relatively) few resources, I used to make my pizza money as a guinea pig in psych studies. One nippy November morning, a graduate student ushered me into a small room where I was instructed to stare at an 'X' and perform some menial task. Unbeknownst to me, words were simultaneously flashing on the screen, so quickly that I couldn't consciously register them. When the program finished, I called the graduate student back in. She asked me to do one more supposedly unrelated thing: take a math test. [Cailin O’Connor is a professor at UC Irvine working in philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and evolutionary game theory. She is a sometime science writer and focuses on current issues in biology and social science. She is also an advocate for women in philosophy and academia in general.]

For the full story, please visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cailin-oconnor/women-math-and-science_b_6573074.html.

 

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