Neuroscientist to speak about sexual orientation at Cal Poly

A neuroscientist who studies sexual orientation is slated to speak at Cal Poly next week, according to a news release from the university’s Pride Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Simon LeVay, known for a 1991 report on a difference in brain structure between gay and straight men, most recently wrote the book “Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation.” The British-born scientist has also worked for Harvard Medical School and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, according to the release.

LeVay will be presenting his research from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 9 at the Multi Activity Center in the Recreation Center on campus.

The Cal Poly Pride Center works to advocate for social justice and cultural awareness.

Organizers said they hope LeVay’s educational talk will help break down social barriers between sexual orientations and gender identities.

Paid parking for the event will be available in the parking structure near the Performing Arts Center.