The Science of Sexual Orientation

THE SCIENCE OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION, Presentation by famed neuroscientist Simon Levay.

Date:  Thursday, April 5th

Time:  7:00 pm 

Place:  Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
           Pacific University
           2014 Cedar St.
           Forest Grove, Oregon

Sponsors:  Pacific University’s Psychology Club/Psi Chi Chapter and College of Arts and Sciences Senate

Free and open to the public
Book signing and reception following the discussion

LeVay’s research has been at the center of discussion about what causes a person to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or straight since 1991, when he reported on research uncovering variability in forebrain brain structure between gay and straight men.  In this lecture, he will provide an update on the science and consider whether scientific knowledge about sexuality is relevant to how sexual minorities are treated by society.

LeVay, Ph.D., was born in England and trained at the universities of Cambridge (U.K.) and Göttingen (Germany).  He has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.  LeVay is the author or co-author of 11 books, including Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why (Oxford, 2011) and the college textbook Human Sexuality (Sinauer, 4th ed., 2012).

Pacific University fosters an environment rich in discourse and debate. Dr. LeVay’s views do not necessarily reflect those of Pacific University or its community members.

Information:  (503) 352-1538.

Leave a Reply