Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

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As the article said this piece of research has revealed what we all think we’ve known for ever – men and women are different.  But now neural maps have mapped the differences in the brain which help explain the difficulty (impossibility?) of resolving emotional arguments!  Vive la difference!


Bridging the Gap

Women are from Venus,
men are from Mars
and the differences between us
cause emotional scars.

And it’s all because our neural nodes
are joined up differently;
the connectome maps have different modes –
laterally, from left to right, or perpendicularly.

The female brain links side-to-side
and works on intuition,
whilst brains of men surge back and forth
for physical coordination.

So if you’re lost who would you trust
with the task of navigation?
Is the lateral swing or the forward thrust
the key to the situation?

Yes if you’re lost who would you trust
to get you home at night?
If the sky is clear with moon and stars
then men should get it right
but if it’s cloudy forget about Mars,
trust Venusian second-sight.



2nd December 2013 – headline from the Guardian

Notes:  “Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal.”  Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.  Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women’s brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in contrast to men’s brains, where the connections were typically stronger between the front and back regions.  The greatest surprise was how much the findings supported old stereotypes, with men’s brains apparently wired more for perception and co-ordinated actions, and women’s for social skills and memory, making them better equipped for multitasking.  Functional studies have shown that the left of the brain is more for logical thinking, the right of the brain is for more intuitive thinking. So if there’s a task that involves doing both of those things, it would seem that women are hardwired to do those better.  Women are better at intuitive thinking. Women are better at remembering things. When you talk, women are more emotionally involved and will listen more.


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