posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 10:09 AM
You know it's interesting. I am clearly a woman, but I do have some fairly masculine traits, so I'd say my brain is wired somewhat differently than
the standard woman's.
I never really identified with the girl toys, for example, and read a map very well with a strong sense of direction which is supposed to be a
weakness of women. And I dislike most of the standard "girl" activities even today.
But I also make a living off my language skills.
I think that ties into the idea that while we may be born with tendencies for our brains to be wired in certain ways, we can also train our brains to
do other things. The brain does learn although it's much easier for you to get it to learn along paths it's already naturally inclined toward.
I worked for a time with kids who had phonemic awareness issues. Basically, bits of information for language would get "lost" somewhere between the
auditory and visual processing centers in their brains and the language centers in their frontal lobes. It meant they might lose whole sounds in
Basically, we taught them how their mouths moved when they said each sound and how to be aware of what that felt like. And then, we worked with them
to use that ability to form new pathways or strengthen existing weak ones to help them regain their phonemic awareness ability and literacy skills.
It took a long time for some of the severe ones, multiple years (not continuous work), many sessions, lots of drilling. So forming new pathways
against the grain of what your brain is inclined toward can be an arduous process.