“The belief in blue brains and pink brains has real-world consequences…Read [Eliot’s] masterful book and you’ll never view the sex-differences debate the same way again.”…

“In an era when advocates for boys and girls shrilly compete over which sex has it worse in school, Eliot is remarkably even-handed. . .…

“Lise Eliot nimbly refutes the overemphasis on sex differences that has dominated popular thinking in our Mars and Venus age–but without resorting to a facile…

“I can’t stop talking about Pink Brain, Blue Brain. Every time I see a toddler on a playground, or walk into a toy store, I…

“I wish that Pink Brain, Blue Brain had been available when my children were small. It’s smart about our biology, smart about our culture—and genuinely…

“Eliot doesn’t take sides in the nature-nurture debate. First and foremost, she is a scientist, not an activist.” —Tracy Clark-Flory, Salon.com

“Boys are better in math, girls are more empathetic — there’s something almost alluring about the idea that our brains are wired differently. But in…

“Lise Eliot surveys the real science of sex differences in a way that is clear and careful as well as entertaining, and her advice on…

“Lise Eliot covers a wealth of the best scientific work on gender in an accessible and engaging style. The suggestions she offers for raising and…

Lise Eliot, a first-rate scholar and a superb neuroscientist, has now brought her extensive knowledge and insight to bear on the difficult and socially important…

“[a] sharp, information-packed, and wonderfully readable book” —Mother Jones

“This is an important book and highly recommended for parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children.” —Library Journal

“This refreshingly evenhanded take on how seemingly entrenched gender norms first develop in children refuses to take the easy way out: both nature and nurture…

“Eliot’s work demonstrates a remarkable clarity of purpose.” —Publishers Weekly

“[What’s Going On in There? is] a fascinating and masterful account of what science knows about how a baby’s brain grows—and how what we do…

“With impressive depth and clarity, Eliot…offers a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge about infant and early childhood brain development…[Her] confidence in the open-minded interest…

“What’s Going on in There? is an immensely intelligent labor of love. It is based on the author’s own “odyssey of discovery” as she sought…

“Readable and informative… Eliot, a neurobiologist, doesn’t let dry science dominate her writing—after all, she has children herself—but the information she provides… is based on…

“This guided tour of “the wrinkly universe inside each child’s head’’ will fascinate most readers…In an era in which genes are given most of the…

“This is a wonderful book, informed, instructive, empathetic, sensible, and optimistic…a must for all parents.” —Eric Kandel, MD, Nobel Laureate and Professor, Columbia University

“Immensely readable study of how the brain develops from conception to age five. This book is both theoretical and practical, combing scientific reportage with how-to…

“This is the perfect book for parents… Although it’s written by a neurobiologist who’s also the mother of three, it’s not terribly technical and entertains…