The Difference Between Men’s And Women’s Brains

I’m sure you’ve been in an “I’m much smarter and superior than you” argument with a man before. Keep in mind, I’m no feminist here, but sometimes, the mundane thoughts that come out of a man’s mouth are so questionable that you don’t even know where to begin with your criticism (sorry, guys).

Men will argue that the situation is actually opposite, and that women are far less superior intellectually to men. Is there a right or wrong answer here? Realistically, I like to say no, but science, however, feels differently.

Recent research shows that men and women’s brains are so different that it’s almost like comparing apples and oranges. Various different studies have examined these differences and have found that men’s brains are about 8-to-10 percent larger than women’s, which may indicate that men have the cranial upper hand.

However, after looking at 26,000 brain scans, one neuroscientist found that women had increased activity in 112 of the 128 regions of the brain he measured. Why is this? The male brain is much quieter in how it processes information, while the female brain is firing all of the time.

Just because the female’s brain is more active, however, does not mean that our brains are better (unfortunately) . So much more brain activity actually is a downside to us females, as it makes us three times as prone to migraines as guys are.

Other small fun facts found in these studies include the fact that women feel more pain and are more sensitive to touch than men are, and that while stress makes women want to talk things out more, feeling anxious makes men angry.

What’s the point? Men and women are in fact different when it comes to the brain. The differences, however, don’t necessarily say we’re smarter. Sorry, ladies.

Ally Batista | Elite.

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