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Are men and women’s brain REALLY different? Results might surprise you

08 August 2017 11:36 AM
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Are men and women’s brain REALLY different? Results might surprise you

MEN might boast bigger brains but experts have revealed more brain activity takes place in women’s brains.

A new study has revealed the brains of women could be significantly more active in certain areas than men.

The findings could suggest why women tend to exhibit greater strengths in the areas of empathy, self-control and intuition.

The study by experts in California compared 46,000 brain scans from nine clinics and more than 26,000 patients, and analysed the differences between men and women’s brains.

Experts found the brains of women in the study were significantly more active in more areas of the brain than men, especially in one particular part.

A total of 128 brain regions were analysed while patients were resting and while performing a task where they needed to concentrate.

The scans from the participants - called SPECT scans can measure the flow of blood in the brain.

Experts found there was increased prefrontal cortex blood flow in women compared to men - an area which linked to complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior.

Source: express.co.uk

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