Scientists have explained that there are some differences between male and female brains, but their role in behavior and abilities is not as simple as previously thought.
Men's brains tend to be slightly larger than women's, but that doesn't mean they are better at certain tasks. Differences in brain size may be related to other factors, such as body size or physical activity, IFLScience writes.
What are the main differences between the brains of men and women?
Concentration of neurotransmitters. Women have higher levels of serotonin, which is associated with mood regulation, and men have higher levels of testosterone, which is associated with aggressiveness.
Brain structure. Women have more developed parts of the brain associated with language and emotions, while men have more developed parts of the brain associated with spatial thinking and coordination.
Interaction between the brain hemispheres. Women have more developed connections between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, which may be related to their verbal and social abilities.
The authors of the article note that it is important to understand that these differences are averages and do not apply to all men and women. Many men have brains that are similar to women's brains, and vice versa.
Furthermore, it is important to realize that these differences are not immutable. They can be changed as a result of experience and environment.
For example, research has shown that women who play sports have more developed areas of the brain associated with movement. And men who play music have more developed areas of the brain associated with language.
Earlier, scientists warned about the connection between football and a significant decline in brain function.
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