A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences

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Adam and Eve, the man and the woman, are different anatomically, emotionally and by nature. But did you know the differences between a man and a woman does not end there? There are interesting differences between the male brain and the female brain?

The brain of a man and a woman are structured differently?

Yes, due to the differences in their brain, their logical reasoning, perception, analysis, emotions and the sense of sound and space are distinct. Fundamentally their brain varies by virtue of chemistry, processing, activity, and structure.

A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences
A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences

Here are 12 amazing differences between a male brain and a female brain.

1. Structure

A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences
A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences

Male brain is 10% large in size with more volume while females have thicker cortices. Unlike popular belief, this has no effect on intelligence and smartness. But a lot of people attribute more brain volume in men to intelligence and thicker cortices in women to smartness.

Men have 14 larger brain regions, while women have 10 larger brain regions. Men’s brain show more variation in the volume of each brain region and the dimensions of each cortex. Whereas, women’s brain have consistency in brain region size and cortical thickness. Men need more neurons to control their greater muscle mass and larger body size, thus generally have a larger brain.

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Despite so many differences, scientists are fairly positive that male and female brains share more similarities than differences. Because the structural differences aren’t quite as profoundly noticeable as you might think. But, one area in which they do differ is the inferior parietal lobule, which tends to be larger in men.

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2. Problem-solving

A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences
A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences

Yes, I know girls are notorious for their gossips and bitching about everything wrong with their girlfriends. And the reason for that is the female brain cannot classify or process a particular problem.

Males, on the other hand, can classify the problems compartmentalize them and then solve each of them individually. Also, men tend to see issues and resolve them directly, due to the strong connections between the “perception” and “action” areas of their brains. On the other hand, women might be more inclined to combine logic and intuition when solving a problem.

So, girls next time you have something to bitch about your boyfriend, you know who to go to? Your male best friend, instead of your female best friend. Seems cool right, eh? 😉

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3. Communication and speech

A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences
A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences

The reason why every time she wins a debate with you, Or can better reason with your child than you can is because she is a better communicator. I am sure she can bargain like a pro, while you stand in the sideline and admire her skill. Well, she is many many times better at articulating words, putting her point across than you!

And the scientific explanation for this is that: In the male brain, the left hemisphere is more functional than the right. While in the female brain both the right and the left hemispheres are evenly functional. Unlike men, women have more verbal centres in their brain, typically on both the left and right side.

Men can better understand verbal cues but not body language, language cues, and other methods of communication. Because the part of the brain that picks up on language cues and works when using them is thinner in male brains compared to female ones. 

So, men are struggling to understand subtle nuance in language and are less inclined to speak in many situations. But women are good at communicating and socializing with others. Women have more word and memory centres so they can describe a story more vividly and draw from different senses or speak things in details.

So she has powers in both her hemispheres unlike you! 😉

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4. Analytical skills

A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences
A Male Brain V/s A Female Brain: 13 Interesting Differences

The male brain is larger in size than the female. The extra space in the male brain makes it easier for them to compartmentalize or analyze a problem better. Men, for this reason, are said to have better problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Men had stronger connections within cerebral hemispheres while the young women had stronger connections between hemispheres. Back of the human brain handles perception and the front of the brain handles action; the left hemisphere of the brain is associated with logical thinking, while the right side of the brain begets intuitive thinking.

Male brains may be optimized for motor skills, and female brains may be optimized for combining analytical and intuitive thinking. So, it can be said that women are slightly less analytical than men.

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Abigail Winter

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