Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Differences Between Male and Female Brains

Women have made and will continue to make important contributions in all areas of human endevor and scholarship.  However, in spite of what some would have us believe, the brains of men and women are created differently. 

Researchers studying the connectivity of the brain have found what most everyone already knows, that the male brain has more connections between his occipital (visual) cortex and temporal cortext (motor).  This front-to-back connectivity generally leads to better performance on spacial-motor tasks. 

On the other side, the female brain has better connectivity between the right and left sides of the brain. This specialization endows women, generally speaking, with better verbal and emotional skills. 

These findings provided additional scientific evidence to support traditional gender roles.  Men tend to do better outside the home performing physical tasks while women excel at nurturing family relationships in the home.  These traditional roles are not just by-products of upbringing and environment but actually hard-wired into our brains.

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