Male and Female Brains Are Indeed Different, Say Scientists

///Male and Female Brains Are Indeed Different, Say Scientists

male female brainHaving spent countless hours in workshops and having studied more than 1,000 brain scans, scientists came to a conclusion that confirms the old common belief stating that male brain works in a different way than the female one.

The map of the “neural circuit” of the average female brain contains a larger number of connections between the left and right hemispheres, contrasted with the male one, where the connection in regions between the back and the front of the brain is predominantly stronger.

Ragini Verma, researcher at University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the Guardian, admitted that the big surprise was that the findings essentially confirmed stereotypes. That is, men are “made” for perception and coordination, while women have enhanced social skills and memory, which explains why they better cope with multitasking.

According to Verma, the left side of the brain is responsible for logical thinking while the right one – for intuitive thinking. So, when a tasks engages both hemispheres, women are do it better. It also explains why women are better listeners. Another impressive discovery was that the male and the female brains are essentially complementary.

male female brain connection

Scientists found how the parts of the brain “communicate” with each other in men and women. In men, signals are transmitted mainly within a certain brain hemisphere (blue lines), and in woman, on the contrary, – between the hemispheres (orange lines).

The study on the way the brain of each sex is wired can provide useful information to scientists to explore the abnormalities associated with mental disorders such as schizophrenia and depression.


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By |2017-01-13T21:53:06+00:00December 5th, 2013|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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  1. sudhakarmarupaka December 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply


  2. inquiring mind January 5, 2015 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    I find it interesting that the study is on adult male and female brains, as they have been socialized into their specific focus, and the neural circuit reflects how they have been trained in society. Did the scientists study male-bodied female identified brains? or female-bodied male identified brains?

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