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Hines, Melissa

Works: 12 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 922 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q130, 500.82
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melissa Hines
Brain gender by Melissa Hines( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melissa Hines is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioural Neuroendocrinology Research Unit at City University in London."--Jacket
The Secret of sex finding the essence of man and woman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a four-part series presenting research and breakthroughs in the field of human genetics. This segment examines aspects of reproduction, as well as what being male or female means at the cellular level. Dr. Roy Levin, a reproductive physiologist, uses an FMRI scanner to glean surprising images from a couple having intercourse. Startling physiological effects are seen over a mere six months in a woman who begins testosterone therapy. Experts include Marc Breedlove, Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University; Dr. Peter Goodfellow, authority on the Y chromosome; Professor John Burn, clinical geneticist at Newcastle University; Dr. John Manning, leading specialist on testosterone; and Dr. Melissa Hines, Professor of Psychology at City University who has studied testosterone's influence on how children play
The nine months that made you( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating look at how life in the womb might determine our future health. The story begins with Professor David Barker's research twenty years ago which seemed to suggest predictions for future health could be made merely from looking at birth records. He believed there was a link between low birth weight and heart disease later in life. This became known as The Barker Theory and was hugely criticised as people believed that diseases such as coronary artery disease were more likely to be connected to lifestyle. Evidence to support Baker's theory was found in Indian villages. Here, the lifestyle is very healthy, there is no obesity whatsoever yet there is a huge epidemic of diabetes and heart disease. In addition, in India, low birth weight children are common - so was Barker's theory right? Meanwhile, developmental psychologist, Janet Dipietro, is researching whether or not personality can be predicted by studying how foetuses behave in the womb. Research into the high rates of diabetes and heart disease in India was undertaken by Professor Ranjan Yajnik who showed that although the average Indian has a smaller body mass index, they have the same amount of fat as a much heavier Westerner, what he calls the thin-fat Indian man. Melissa Hines describes her research into how testosterone levels in the womb also affect growth and, subsequently, future health. Alongside research by Graham Burton into the importance of the placenta in a babies' nutrition levels in the womb, Barker visits Saudi Arabia where thousands of records have been kept which show the size of the placenta. Although the Saudi placentas are smaller, the babies are the same birth weight as a Western baby due to the quality of nutrition passing through from the mother. Barker and his colleague, Caroline Fall, are working in the slums of India to attempt to halt the epidemic of diabetes in India. Every day a special kitchen makes over 1500 snacks which are nutrient rich and are taken to clinics in the slums of the city where over 6000 women are participating. If this work is successful, the study of foetal origins could alter the health of future generations across the world
A matter of taste? first amendment guarantees of freedom of expression in the visual arts by Melissa Hines( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rubens in Italy by Melissa Hines( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to build a human( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The third in a four-part series of programmes looking at the origins of human life and the way in which our increasing understanding of genetics may affect this in the future. This part is about sexual reproduction. We see a man and woman enter an FMRI scanner which will produce images showing the physiology of coitus. There is an interview with a woman who is genetically a male but whose brain, after a course of testosterone, looks different when scanned. Sexual determination in the foetus is discussed with endoscopic film of foetal development. There is a discussion about genetic selection and finally, children talk about their perceptions of gender difference
Why aren't more women in science? : top researchers debate the evidence( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contemporary knowledge about women's participation in science is presented in this collection of fifteen essays written by top researchers on gender differences in ability. The essayists were chosen to reflect the diversity and complexity of views on the topic, about which knowledge has been accumulating and evolving for decades. The editors provide an introduction that defines the key issues and embeds them in historical context and a conclusion that synthesizes and integrates the disparate views
Human behavioral sex differences : a role for gonadal hormones during early development? by Marcia L Collaer( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In search of perfection understanding the evolution of silicon surface morphology during aqueous etching by Melissa Hines( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Is your brain male or female?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presented by Alice Roberts and Michael Mosley, this programme investigates whether or not there is really a difference between male and female brains and, if so, are the differences between the sexes the result of nature or nurture? A group of both sexes are put through a series of spatial cognition tests and it showed that the men were more successful at these than the women. When it came to tests which involved reading emotions, the women scored the highest results. Mosley believes people are born with these differences whilst Roberts feels they are learned. Mosley looks at how monkeys respond to different toys - the females were drawn to the dolls whilst the males were fascinated by trucks and cars and barely noticed the dolls. Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, an expert in autistic spectrum disorders, believes that hormones in the womb affect the development of the brain in such a way as to alter cognitive behaviour after birth, particularly in relation to systemising. The higher the child's pre-natal testosterone seems to be related to the speed at which social skills develop and their ability to solve cognitive puzzles etc. Detailed MRI scans of male and female brains show very different patterns of neuronal activity which might explain certain stereotypes such as women being better at multi-tasking. Roberts explores how gender stereotypes are perhaps more ingrained than we think and she undergoes an experiment to test pain thresholds in men and women. Studies into the way strokes affect men and women's brains differently may help in the treatment of strokes by providing more effective gender specific treatments
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Brain gender
Alternative Names
ميليسا هاينز

English (38)

Why aren't more women in science? : top researchers debate the evidence