“There may be slight variations in the brains of women and men”, added Fine, a researcher at Melbourne University. But the wiring is soft, not hard: “It is flexible, malleable and changeable,” she said.
The concept of project “Brain puzzle” is to present a playful interactive product, which would educate people of various ages through language, visuals and various types of sensory perception about the female, male and human brain anatomy and function.
Our idea is to prove that the differences of human brain operation between genders are easily modified and has as much as little effect to actual personalities and abilities – everything else is either formed by nurturing or imposed society views.
The final product presents a puzzle game, which helps to understand how various stereotypes associated with brain functions could be recognized through familiar and appealing materials, which are inviting to interact with the design: sponge, scented wax, pepper, sandpaper, sugar etc.
The design could be easily applied to children educational programs as it not only educates one about brain functionality, but also shows how different gender stereotypes are formed, based on false insights about human activity. However, in this game they have a chance to change that – let them make their own version of female and male brains.