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
The female brain links side-to-side
So if you’re lost who would you trust
Yes if you’re lost who would you trust
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.
- Male and Female Brains Wired Differently from the Guardian.com (attentiontoliving.wordpress.com)
- Male and female brains (psihologuloptimist.wordpress.com)
- Men And Women ‘Wired Differently’: Brain Scans Show Differences In Neural Circuitry (medicaldaily.com)
- Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal (theguardian.com)