One sex has a higher functioning brain than the other

One sex has a higher functioning brain than the other

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You've heard men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Well, now we know why there's such a difference in the two genders. Researchers compared brain scans from more than 20,000 patients to analyze the differences between men and women's brains.

Women's were significantly more active in more areas of the brain than men. Especially in the prefrontal cortex -- an area linked to complex cognitive behavior, personality, expression, and decision making. 


The results may help explain why women are more likely to have anxiety, depression, insomnia, Alzheimer's disease and eating disorders. The team believes the findings could also suggest why women tend to exhibit greater strengths in the areas of empathy, self-control and intuition. 
 

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