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

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11. Multitasking

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

How often did you have to yell at your husband for watching the soccer match so attentively, that he could not hear the baby crying in the next room or the doorbell ringing?

Lady, please know that he is simply not good at multitasking the way you are! While you can bake a cake, talk on the phone and at the same time keep an eye on your rambunctious toddler your man cannot. And the reason is very obvious his brain is not wired to do multitasking the way you do.

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

The female brain makes use of the white matter more than the male. White matter is linked to networking and helps brain centres to connect with grey matter. Thus, women can easily switch between tasks and are able to process multiple forms of sensory inputs at once.

Men use approximately seven times more of their brain’s gray matter than women do. Since grey matter focuses on processing specific actions and information in a very focused, singular manner, men aren’t good at multitasking.

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12. Lie detectors

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

Ah yes, I know you cannot lie to your wife because she is such a good lie detector! The reason she knows every time you lie on her face because she is a good face reader. A female brain observes the facial expression, body language and the words that come from the mouth. That’s why they are so good at detecting lies!

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13. Interests

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

Girls are conditioned to like soft toys, dolls, while boys are conditioned to like toy guns, trucks and so on. People assumed that these differences are more social than biological.

According to a study, young babies ranging in age from 9 to 17 months, the age where they rarely understand the difference between the male and female. Most children showed preferences for toys stereotypically marketed towards their gender. It may be that the human brain really does have those differences or maybe that it evolved to have them.

Now that you know where each of your sexes stands, put your brains to gear!
Happy braining!


References:

  • Baron-Cohen, S., 2005, January. The essential difference: The male and female brain. In Phi Kappa Phi Forum (Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 23-26).
  • Joel, D., 2011. Male or female? Brains are intersex. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience5, p.57.
  • Cosgrove, K.P., Mazure, C.M. and Staley, J.K., 2007. Evolving knowledge of sex differences in brain structure, function, and chemistry. Biological psychiatry62(8), pp.847-855.
  • Barth, C., Villringer, A. and Sacher, J., 2015. Sex hormones affect neurotransmitters and shape the adult female brain during hormonal transition periods. Frontiers in neuroscience9, p.37.
  • Crespi, B.J., 2016. Oxytocin, testosterone, and human social cognition. Biological reviews91(2), pp.390-408.

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