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    Brains of Men & Women

    Some neuroscientist research at Stanford and University of Penn. Researchers prove that the brains of men and women are wired differently. For instance, according to a 2014 University of Pennsylvania study, the right and left sides of a woman’s brain talk to each other more than a man’s do. The researcher imaged the brains of 428 male and 521 female and found that 

    • Female brains consistently showed more strongly coordinated activity between hemispheres
    • Male brain is wired more from front to back, with few connections across the right and left brain hemispheres.

    This does not mean that one is better than the other, rather it is to use this knowledge to further understand how each has their own strengths, on average. For example:

    For Women –

    • the greater connectivity to right and left sides of the brain
    • Stronger intuition ability
    • Better at empathizing with others
    • Can attune to what is happening around them
    • Tend to be better communicators
    • Tend to be better at multi-tasking, since they have more white matter
    • Tend to be better at attention, word memory and social cognition, and verbal abilities
    • May have better memories of faces, things

    For Men

    • Better at performing single tasks 
    • May be better at visualizing a multi-dimensional shapes or
    • determining angles or reading maps
    • May be better at spatial processing 
    • Have more grey matter, which helps explain why they can focus more on a task, and not be able to multitask as much
    • Can grasp verbal cues more than non-verbal cues from others

    Of course there is no one size fits all. The good news is that brain connections change as a result of experience and learning. So even if at birth the adult male and female brains are wired differently, culture and experience can help rewire our brains through out life. 

    Disclaimer: Note this post is purely for informational purposes 

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