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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Men’s and Women’s Brains are Different; Men Have a Knack for Spatial

The research, which looked at nearly 1000 men, women, girls and boys comes from the University of Pennsylvania and was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Male brains are wired front to back, with few connections bridging the two hemispheres.

In females, the connections criss-cross between left and right.

These differences might explain why men, in general, tend to be better at learning and performing a single task, like cycling or navigating, whereas women are more equipped for multitasking...

- BBC, press release, source (subscription required or fee), abstract

Image at right: Brain networks show increased connectivity from front to back and within one hemisphere in males (upper) and left to right in females (lower). Credit: Ragini Verma, PhD, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/03 at 08:17 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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