Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual men while they looked at sexualised images of women wearing bikinis. She found that the part of their brains that became activated was pre-motor - areas that usually light up when people anticipate using tools. The men were reacting to the images as if the women were objects they were going to act on. Particularly shocking was the discovery that the participants who scored highest on tests of hostile sexism were those most likely to deactivate the part of the brain that considers other people’s intentions (the medial prefrontal cortex) while looking at the pictures. These men were responding to images of the women as if they were non-human.
Come inside a rural one-room library, where librarian Rachel Reynolds Luster calls herself a “curator, not just a librarian.”
Luster scanned her shelves for the one book she felt every library must have: the Greek epic The Odyssey. "I looked, and we didn’t have one — no library in our system had one," she says.
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North-eastern China has a bit of a smog problem today. Slide between the before and after image with our interactive.
Choking on truth.
When you break down the various test scores, you find the high-income kids, high-achievers are holding their own and more,” Rebell said. “It’s when you start getting down to schools with a majority of low-income kids that you get astoundingly low scores. Our real problem regarding educational outcomes is not the U.S. overall, it’s the growing low-income population.
Glad someone is saying this, because it’s tragically true.