Male Brain Vs Female Brain


Have you ever wondered why you and your partner can walk away from a conversation with completely different understandings of what was discussed? Now there's proof that neither one of you is crazy -- you're just different!
New scientific research has found subtle differences between the brains of men and women. The studies, which include both physical imaging and psychological research, are leading to greater understanding of the differences between the sexes.
While it's not completely clear how the structural differences in male and female brains affect their function, scientists theorize that the most likely impact is upon the way men and women process information.
One difference between men and women's brains is size. Men's brains on average are 10 percent bigger than women's and have 4 percent more cells. But before all you men claim superiority for having a bigger brain, you'll need to know that women's brains contain more nerve cells and cellular connections, which allows their smaller, more compact brains to be more efficient and effective.
Men's brains tend to perform tasks predominantly with the left-side, which is the logical/rational side of the brain. Women, on the other hand, use both sides of their brains because a woman's brain has a larger corpus callosum, which means women can transfer data between the right and left hemispheres faster than men. While this does not mean that women are more likely to be in their "right mind," it does illuminate why Martians tend to approach communication more often with a task-oriented "let's fix the problem" state of mind, while Venusians tend to be more creative and aware of feelings in their communication style.

A new book that recently hit the market proclaims that women are much better than men when it comes to remembering the emotional times of their life.

According to the new book "The Female Brain" by author Lou Ann Brizendine, women tend to remember the emotional events of their lives better than men because women's brains are structured differently and contain a different set of chemicals than their male counterparts. The book cited scientific studies that used PET and MRI scans to support this conclusion. The authors also cited over 60 pages of references to support her findings.

In this regard, the book said that the main difference between men and women is that women's brains had a larger hippocampus, which is the organ in the brain that stores emotions and produces memory formation. Women's brains also have larger areas for language than men. The book said that these differences are more pronounced during the eighth week of pregnancy when the female brain experiences a testosterone surge.

On the other hand and not surprisingly, men were found to have larger brain areas for aggression and action. Brizendrine also revealed that men's brains also have 2½ times more space than women's brains for the sexual drive.

Here are some of the other interesting revelations in the book:

- Men experience love at first sight more easily than women, according to the chapter on "Love and Trust"

- Women are more attracted to "symmetrical" men because such men are said to give them better and more frequent orgasm, according to the chapter on sex and citing the results of a study involving 86 sexually active 22 year old couples

- Handsome and symmetrical men tend to be more unfaithful and cheat more often than men with "less well-balanced bodies."

On the last item, it appears that women now face a tough choice: to either have a great sex life with a handsome, symmetrical partner who will likely cheat on them or settle for a "less well-balanced" male who will be faithful but lousy in bed.

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