Signs That Show Female And Male Brains Are Completely Different

By Anna Collins 9 months ago

1. They have different interests!

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It's not just stereotypes that say men and women have different interests. Statistically, men and women do just have different personal preferences, different hobbies, and interests. Whether this is in sports or careers, or how they spend their free time - it's often very different!

2. Women have better language processing skills

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Women's brains are more inclined to language, understanding, and learning language. This is reflected in statistics which show that girls are better at language in school and they are able to outperform their male classmates in language-based subjects!

3. Women have deeper emotional connections

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It's become a kind of trope in movies that women are the ones seeking for deeper emotional connections and that they're always the ones wanting the relationship to progress. Yet there is some science behind this. A woman's brain seeks emotion in action more than a man's.

4. Women are more patient

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So women naturally are more patient than men. This can be witnessed in day-to-day life in terms of women traditionally taking the caring role etc. But it is actually to do with the way women's and men's brains work. A woman's brain is more aligned with being able to practice patience.

5. Men have better spatial navigation

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There's a general conception that men have better spatial awareness. But is it a myth or is there some truth in it? It is actually due to the formation of a male brain which shows that these parts of the brain where we process spatial measurements, in a man, are stronger.

6. Women often have higher emotional intelligence

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A woman's brain is programmed differently from a man's. Women usually, according to their brains, have higher emotional intelligence. A woman's empathy can allow them to understand different emotions and connect with them. Men struggle more in this area.

7. Hormone levels are different in men and women

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Hormones hugely affect our brains, and women have higher influxes of hormones. Hormones can affect mood, emotions, and concentration. So all of these things happen more in a woman's brain than a man's, meaning that their experiences can be very different.

8. Men think about intimacy more

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It's no secret that men think about getting intimate a lot. But the whole question of do they really think about it more often than women is something that's been debated. Scientifically, evidence would suggest yes. Men's brains are more inclined to think about it than women - but not by much!

9. Men have a 'fight or flight response to stress

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When it comes to stressful situations, according to the structures of the brain, men and women handle situations very differently. Men have a 'fight or flight' response to stress which differs from women who tend to have a stronger emotional response to stress.

10. Men like to take risks more than women

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There's something about men's brains that encourages them to participate in more risky behavior. Women, due to the structure of their brains are naturally more risk averse. This can mean that men are often the ones to engage in behavior that could be seen as more extreme.

11. Women have more grey matter in the cerebral cortex

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What does this actually mean? Basically, our cerebral cortex is responsible for processing things such as reasoning, thoughts, emotions, intelligence as well as personality. So the fact that there is more 'grey matter' means that women have more potential and activity in this region of the brain.

12. Men's brains are more prone to aggression

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Another difference between men's and women's brains is that men are more prone to be aggressive. They have a natural instinct in their brain that inclines them to be more aggressive and have more aggressive responses and reactions to situations that a woman would do.

13. Men's brains mature at a slower rate

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As men and women mature, their brains develop at different rates. Women's brains mature faster than men, meaning that they develop at a quicker rate and reach maturity faster than men's. This can mean that at school boys are slower in how they progress.

14. Female brains can recover better

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A woman's brain has been shown to be more flexible, which allows the brain to recover from trauma better than a man's brain, which is more rigid. This means that when men experience something bad, their brains cannot recover as well as a woman's brain would.

15. Women's brains are more sensitive to pain due to influxes of hormones

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It is not necessarily that women have a lower pain threshold because some experts actually believe women's threshold is higher, yet they may feel pain more acutely than men. Because of women's hormones, the influx can mean that they are more sensitive to pain.

16. Women have greater senses

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Women's brains have more acute senses, meaning that their senses of smell, taste, even sound and sight are in most cases better than men's. This may not be noticeable as it is very slight, however on the whole a woman's brain has senses which are more tuned than a man's.

17. Women's brains make them more socially aware

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A woman is very in tune with the people around her, and what they are feeling, and essentially they're just better at reading the room than men are! Men's brains just aren't as good at reading nonverbal language such as body language or social cues and they can sometimes get the wrong end of the stick.

18. Men and women have different reward receptors

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Men and women have different reward systems in their brains, they get pleasure from different things. So men and women both seek out different things for different awards, which means that men and women may find happiness or excitement in different kinds of things.

19. Women have more of an instinct for people's intentions

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There is often a false perception that women are more trusting than men. Yet, women actually have a better sense of what people's true intentions are. So, women make very good judges of character, whereas a man is less able to perceive the true meaning behind what somebody tells them.

20. Women can focus for longer

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Due to the way women's brains are, it means that they can focus for longer. They can begin a task and stick it out for hours and hours as they are able to focus. A man cannot focus for as much time on the task, yet they may have more attention for the amount of time they do focus.

21. Men and women use different regions of the brain to perform the same task

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It's very interesting to know that when a man and a woman do the very same task, they are actually using different parts of the brain to complete these tasks. This highlights just how different a man's and a woman's brains are. They operate differently even in the same instance.

22. Men's brains are a little bit bigger than women

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On average, men's brains are around 10% bigger than women's. However, this statistic shows that this has nothing to do with intelligence. The size of the brain doesn't determine intelligence, and what is more important is the amount and usage of the grey matter.

23. Women are more artistic

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Women have a stronger side of the brain which leans toward a more artistic side. It means that often women are more creative and artistic than men. Part of this is that men's mathematic side sometimes doesn't allow them to tap into their creativity as much as a woman's brain.

24. The male brain shrinks faster than the female brain as it ages

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A man's brain has been shown to shrink faster throughout the aging process. A man may lose aspects of their brain at a faster rate, whereas a woman should retain her brain size for longer. Of course, there are exceptions however this is a natural rule that has been found by scientists.

25. Women can multitask better

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We've all heard it before. Are women or men better at multitasking? It's women, we all knew it and now the scientific evidence shows us. Women are better at juggling multiple jobs at once whereas a man's brain responds better to focusing on one thing at a time.

26. Men can absorb information faster

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When there is a lot of information, a man's brain is able to take in this information faster than a woman's. They can read it, take it in and process it faster than a woman may be able to. Yet, once this information has been absorbed, it doesn't mean a man has a better understanding. In fact, a woman's skills often allow for better understanding and perception.

27. Women focus on the details, and men focus on the main task

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Women have a greater capacity at remembering the details and being able to focus on the details of a task. Whereas, men's brains are better at looking at the whole task and focusing on the bigger picture. In fact, both of these attributes together work very well in tackling tasks.

28. Women are more flexible

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Women are more able to adapt to different situations. The strong areas of their brain mean that adapting and being flexible in life is much easier for them to do than for men. They can in essence 'go with the flow' much better than a man would be able to do.

29. Men have more connectivity within brain hemispheres

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Here's a big contrast between a man's and a woman's brain. A man has more connectivity within a singular brain hemisphere than a woman. Yet, a woman has far more connectivity to multiple hemispheres, meaning that they can apply different information from different regions of the brain.

30. Men are more strategic

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Men often think mathematically. This is one area in which men often excel in more than women. The mathematical idea of the man's brain is often more developed in mathematical areas, rather than other areas which can lead them to think about different situations in a very strategic way.

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