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The hardwired difference between male and female brains

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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 09:38 AM
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Morning,

It seems scientists are on the verge of understanding how the sexes think differently.

While the connections in men's brains run front-to-rear, women have more lateral "cross hemisphere" connections and the majority of this hardwiring occurs during adolesence. Now, there are scientific explainations as to why men excell and some tasks and women in others...such as map reading for example. Ragini Verma, professor of radiology at U of P is quote as saying:

“What we've identified is that, when looked at in groups, there are connections in the brain that are hardwired differently in men and women. Functional tests have already shown than when they carry out certain tasks, men and women engage different parts of the brain,”

Apparently the ways in which men & women differ occurs at adolesence. Diffusion Tensor Imaging is used to establish the connectivity of 100 brain regions from which a neural map called a connectome is made. The way those connections are made establishes the difference between the two sexes.

The female connections link the left hemisphere, which is associated with logical thinking, with the right, which is linked with intuition. Professor Verma posits this could help to explain why women tend to do better than men at intuitive tasks.

"Intuition is thinking without thinking. It's what people call gut feelings. Women tend to be better than men at these kinds of skill which are linked with being good mothers,”

She goes on to say men tend to outperform women involving spatial tasks and motor skills - such as map reading - while women tend to better in memory tests, such as remembering words and faces, and social cognition tests, which try to measure empathy and what she terms as “emotional intelligence”.

She has also noticed gender differences in neurological disorders. For instance, one theory of autism, which is affects about five times as many boys as girls, is that it is a manifestation of the “extreme male brain”, which is denoted by a failure to be able to show empathy towards others.

She found the only part of the brain where right-left connectivity was greater in men than in women was in the cerebellum, an evolutionary ancient part of the brain that is linked with motor control.

Rubin Gur, the studies co-author is quoted as saying:

“Detailed connectome maps of the brain will not only help us better understand the differences between how men and women think, but it will also give us more insight into the roots of neurological disorders, which are often sex related,”

I'm eager to see what other discoveries they will make.

www.theblaze.com...

-Peace-
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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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No link? Or other data?

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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 10:25 AM
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Morning,

Sorry the UK Independant link was fubar.
The one from The Blaze is good as is the Daily Mail link contained in it from the articles source.
So men are only better at videogames?
I guess that means there will be job descrimination based on sex amongst drone operators as well.

-Peace-



posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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Ugh, this is the 3rd thread on this in a matter of hours.....the other two here....
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This needs to be one thread.

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posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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Of course there is a difference between the two sexes....generally speaking men think with only one "head" *cough *down there*cough* lol




posted on Dec, 3 2013 @ 07:11 PM
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kurthall
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Ugh, this is the 3rd thread on this in a matter of hours.....the other two here....
www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

This needs to be one thread.

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Indeed.

Please continue at the ongonig.



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