GENDER AND THE BRAIN..

 

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How different are the brains of men and women?

Men and women are different..

Those differences are much more complicated tan you might think, and go beyond what the eye can see.

Research shows that women’s and men’s brain are indeed wired in fondamentally different ways. Female brains are highly connected accross the left and right emispheres, and connections in male brain are tipically stronger between the front and back regions.

Scientists generally study for primary areas of difference in male and females brains: processing, chemistry structure and activity. But let’s start with brain size and connections.

The brain of a woman is 8% smaller than that of a man but with more interconnections. Women are capable of performing better at “bigger picture” and situational thinking.  Men, on the other hand, are better at specific spacial thinking, thinks that involve problem-solving and pattern prediction.

Those differences are simply generalized differences in a tipycal brain fuctioning, and it is important to remember that all differences have advantages and disadvantages.

Regarding multitasking women do a better job, doing more than a task ot once, men tend to be better at lerning and performing one specific task, as for social context, it looks like women are better at social thinking and interactions than men.

That’s why we often see that women are normally better at communication, while men usually prefer relying on themselves to get thinks done.  Womes have a larger limbic sistem than men, which makes them more in touch and expressive with their emotions.  We often see that women are more empathic and comprehensive in thinking, while men focus on exact issues and this regard in pertinent information.  If an emotion isn’t explicitly verbalized, men will have a difficult time interpreting that emotion. Women have more wholesome view of thinking and understanding but their emotions can sometimes influence decisions.

 

 

 

 

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