A true ‘No Brainer’: Men and Women are Wired Differently.

By on December 8, 2013 11:26:24 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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The Guardian put out news of some interesting research.

What we always felt instinctively is true. Men are wired for perception and coordinated action (as you’d expect in a hunter) while women are wired for social skills and memory. This can be seen in the more numerous links between the right and left sides of the brain in females as opposed to males.

The neural maps (connectome maps) were observed using diffusion tensor MRI imaging. Here are the maps (men in blue women in gold):

male brain

 

female brain

 

 

These are typical results from 428 males and 521 females aged 8-22. The difference between the sexes become apparent in 14-17 year olds. This might suggest more of a hormonal origin rather than a cultural influence.

Anyway, this becomes more fascinating when one considers mental illness and mapping of pathways for problems such as Depression, Schizophrenia, etc. in males and females and how they respond to treatment with various medications, tailored to more specific pathways since there are differences in disease prevalence in males and females.

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http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/02/men-women-brains-wired-differently?commentpage=5

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December 8, 2013 11:38:52 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

And yet we will still get ones that demand that men and women are the same. I am all for equality, but saying that is like saying a sports car and a truck are the same.

Flip side, I do agree that this is good information that will help with development and medication.

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December 8, 2013 11:48:13 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not sure about a demand for 

Quoting Ryat,
demand that men and women are the same.

I believe the logical/legal requisite is that they be treated equally with men (no gender discrimination) in the work place and under the law. 

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December 8, 2013 11:54:32 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Men are wired for perception and coordinated action (as you’d expect in a hunter) while women are wired for social skills and memory.
Or, in other words, Football and Facebook, respectively.

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December 8, 2013 12:05:42 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
I believe the logical/legal requisite is that they be treated equally with men (no gender discrimination) in the work place and under the law.

Yep, which I agree with. Its more of the ones that are demanding that men and women are carbon copies. We are not, as noted with brain scans. Its these that drive me up the wall.

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December 8, 2013 1:34:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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December 8, 2013 2:25:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Somethings take science to reveal what 'should' be obvious. Equality is fine but the differences between genders exist for a reason. Women are natural home makers, men are the providers. We go out and get the stuff and the women organize it, the basic premise. It is ingrained in the species to insure survival. Hunter/gatherers......how we began and how we still are albeit in a more 'modern sense'. Probably why its called' A no brainer'.

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December 8, 2013 2:29:01 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Do we need research for something that we all know.

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December 8, 2013 2:41:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You don't "know" it's true or false until you prove it. Until then, you "suspect" it might be true or false. Example? The flat earth was accepted as true until proven false.

Besides, had you read the OP's last paragraph, you'd see why the research might prove a critical advancement to the treatment of illnesses of the central nervous system in men and women. For that reason alone, the research was very important.

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December 8, 2013 2:51:04 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Flat earth was never accepted by everybody at all for start.

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December 8, 2013 2:52:20 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

In terms of research yes I agree. The more we learn about those differences the better to pattern what is needed to overcome debilitating conditions that interfere with what should come naturally......if that makes any sense. 

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December 8, 2013 3:02:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

while women are wired for social skills and memory.

I guess I don't need to feel so bad about forgetting to put my pants on this morning.   (I actually did that, at least I didn't go outside.)

Looking at the brain maps, it also might explain the common perception that women are so more inclined to talk about their feelings than men are.  [Now stop wanting me to do that.]

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December 8, 2013 6:26:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The female brain looks scrambled...

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December 8, 2013 7:21:00 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

I wonder how common it is for a male to have a brain wired like a woman, or vice-versa. 

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December 8, 2013 7:37:10 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Timmaigh,

I wonder how common it is for a male to have a brain wired like a woman, or vice-versa. 

Exactly like that, I am sure, is a rarity but those are averages as some males are more social then your average woman and some females are more hunterious then your average male.

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December 9, 2013 3:46:02 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There's a lot of 'grey' in between.

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December 9, 2013 5:10:31 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Uvah,

There's a lot of 'grey' in between.

I see what you did there

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December 9, 2013 5:46:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Fuzzy Logic,
The female brain looks scrambled...

so does the males...  

 

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December 9, 2013 6:48:00 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting sydneysiders,

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December 9, 2013 4:46:01 AM from  WinCustomize Forums
Quoting Fuzzy Logic, reply 12
The female brain looks scrambled...
so does the males...
  

sydney is right on the money!!! 

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December 9, 2013 8:49:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting teddybearcholla,
sydney is right on the money!!! 

Thank G-d!

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December 9, 2013 12:45:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sidney's brain scan seems to have strange bumpy structures.  Maybe we should study (not dissect - at least until he is done with his brain) them and see how they affect the brain spaces in between? 

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December 9, 2013 1:45:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Very interesting.. Now I can die in peace

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December 9, 2013 2:34:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Asta e foarte important ... nu pleca de afaceri neterminate, și să prezinte mai multe fotografii minunate! 

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December 9, 2013 3:09:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have never let facts, figures, logic or concern about the real or perceived differences between men and women get in my way of taking my daily naps.  Take care of the important things and the rest of life will take care of itself.  

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December 9, 2013 3:34:31 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Philly0381,

I have never let facts, figures, logic or concern about the real or perceived differences between men and women get in my way of taking my daily naps.  Take care of the important things and the rest of life will take care of itself.  

 

I'd wear this^ t-shirt.

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December 9, 2013 3:41:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,

Asta e foarte important ... nu pleca de afaceri neterminate, și să prezinte mai multe fotografii minunate! 

And that translates to..................................................................................................gibberish

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