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Midmorning: Women's vs. men's brains and "My Antonia"

Posted at 7:12 AM on April 27, 2007 by Bill Wareham

As you're multi-tasking through your day, consider this: women's brains are more efficient than the larger brains of men. At 9 a.m., brain researcher Apostolos Georgopoulous talks with Kerri Miller about what these gender differences mean. Dr. Georgopoulos , MD, is a regents professor of neuroscience at the University of Minnesota and director of the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital.

At 10 a.m., Willa Cather's sympathetic portrayal of immigrants living on the Nebraska prairie has made her novel My Antonia an American classic. It's the latest selection of the Midmorning Book Club. Kerri's guests are Andrew Jewell, editor of the Willa Cather Archive website and co-director of the Willa Cather Journalism project. He is professor of Digital Projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries. He joins us from Lincoln; and
Janis Stout, a retired professor from Texas A&M University and author of Willa Cather: The Writer and her World. She is the keynote speaker of this year's spring meeting of the 52nd annual Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, Nebraska.