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Monday, August 20, 2018

WHAT:  Talk titled, “Understanding the Gender Spectrum: The Physiology of Gender”

WHO:  Elaine M. Hull, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Florida State University

WHEN:  Monday, August 20, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)

WHERE:  Buckman Bridge Unitarian Church, 8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244. (From the I-295 Roosevelt exit, go north to the first traffic light, Collins Rd. Turn right. Go 400 ft. The church driveway will be on your right.) For map click: http://firstcoastfreethoughtsociety.org/cms/lib/fcfs_bbuuc_map.gif

MEETING DESCRIPTION: Genes and hormones are the major influences on sex differentiation, though social factors and even stress can also affect the process. There are gender differences in sensory, motor, and intellectual function, and emotions which are also influenced by physiological factors. Variations in these processes result in a broad spectrum of gender diversity.

MEET THE SPEAKER:  It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Elaine Hull back to the podium this month.  Dr. Hull received her B.A. in Psychology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington. She currently serves as Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, Florida State University. Until the National Institutes of Health stopped funding any research on sexual behavior, her research projects focussed on how brain chemistry affects behavior.

Dr. Hull resides in Tallahassee with her retired philosophy professor husband, Dr. Richard Hull, and their cats. Richard is also an outstanding presenter. Elaine and Richard are both members and supporters of the First Coast Freethought Society and other humanist and freethought groups, as well. Elaine's August talk is especially timely and is titled, "Understanding the Gender Spectrum: The Physiology of Gender."


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