Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Differences Between Men and Women

If you can list the top ten things that bug you the most about men or women, what would they be? Did you know that men and women speak in entirely dissimilar languages, so much so that we may feel we are speaking to someone from another planet? To start, men and women are thoroughly different. The differences in terms of emotional, physical and mental are so tremendous that without a concentrated effort to recognize them, it is almost unworkable to have a happy relationship. So the next time your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband or parent starts telling you how you must have done somewhat in a different way, please refer back to these big differences between men’s and women’s brains.

1. Human interactions
Women tend to converse more efficiently than men, focusing on how to generate a solution that works for the group, talking through issues, and utilizes non-verbal cues such as tone, emotion, and empathy whereas men tend to be more task-oriented, less talkative, and more isolated.

2. Left brain vs both hemispheres
Men tend to process better in the left hemisphere of the brain while women tend to process equally well between the two hemispheres. This difference explains why men are generally stronger with left-brain activities and approach problem-solving from a task-oriented perspective while women typically solve problems more creatively and are more aware of feelings while communicating.

3. Reaction to stress
Men tend to have a "fight or flight" response to stress situations while women seem to approach these situations with a "tend and befriend" strategy.

4. Mathematical abilities.
An area of the brain called the inferior-parietal lobule is naturally extensively larger in men, particularly on the left side, than in women. This section of the brain is thought to control mental mathematical ability, and probably explains why men regularly perform higher in mathematical tasks than do women.

5. Language
Two sections of the brain responsible for language were found to be larger in women than in men, indicating one reason that women typically excel in language-based subjects and in language-associated thinking.

6. Emotions
Women typically have a larger deep limbic system than men, which allows them to be more in touch with their feelings and better able to express them, which promotes bonding with others. Because of this ability to connect, more women serve as caregivers for children.

7. Brain size
Normally, men’s brains are 11-12% bigger than women’s brains. This size difference has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence, but is explained by the difference in physical size between men and women. Men need more neurons to control their greater muscle mass and larger body size, thus generally have a larger brain.

8. Spatial ability
Men typically have stronger spatial abilities, or being able to mentally represent a shape and its dynamics, whereas women typically struggle in this area. Medical experts have discovered that women have a thicker parietal region of the brain, which hinders the ability to mentally rotate objects–an aspect of spatial ability.

9. Pain
Men and women perceive pain differently. Women are also more likely to vocalize their pain and to seek treatment for their pain than are men.

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