Doreen Kimura

Biography of Doreen Kimura

Doreen Kimura (born in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a professor at Simon Fraser University. She holds a PhD in psychobiology. Among other interests, her interests include the relationship between sex and cognition (see sex and intelligence) and promoting academic freedom; she is the founding president of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship.

While some criticized Lawrence Summers' claims that differences in male-female representation in the sciences could be due to innate ability, Kimura supported him. She is a critic of affirmative action, arguing that it is demeaning to women . She also supports the concept of the biological origin of differences in cognitive ability between males and females (see also nature versus nurture).

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