The Coordinator of the Neurobioethics Research Group of Rome and Fellow of the UNESCO Chair Alberto Carrara participated in the Brainforum “Does the brain have a sex?” at Hadrian’s Temple in Rome on May 20. The event was dedicated to sexual difference and the brain. It explored the structural and functional differences between the male and female brain.

Numerous debates regarding the theme proliferate among scientists, academics, sociologists, psychologists, feminists, and other culture sharpers. Professor and Researcher at the Sagol School of Neuroscience at the Tel-Aviv University Daphna Joel opened the round table discussion with her introductory lecture. Joel drew from new developments in cerebral imaging in presenting her innovative “Mosaic Brain” approach.


A prestigious panel proceeded to discuss the legal, physiological, genetic, physiological aspects of neuroscientific findings that enrich our understanding of the factors that contribute to behavior.

It is possible to view the stimulating interdisciplinary event online here.

A full list of participants is found below.