Once again, the differences in male, female brain functions are unraveled
It seems as though every day there is a new analysis of why men and women are different in the way they do things, think about things and react to things.
Now comes a new study, based on research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, that says men are better at learning and performing a single task, but women are better at memory and social skills – meaning ladies are better at multitasking.
The research is based on brain scans of both genders and found that there is greater neural connectivity from front to back and within one hemisphere in men. Accordingly, men are structured to facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action. Women, on the other hand, have brains that are wired between the left and right hemispheres. That means that women are better at analytical and intuitive functions.
The researchers say the different wiring allows men to have an efficient system for coordinated action where the cerebellum, which involves perception, and the front of the brain, which involves action, are bridged together. For women the brain connections help to integrate analytical processing through the left side of the brain with the intuitive information processing of the right side.
One of the outcomes of the study, say the researchers, is that it may open new understanding of neurological disorders that are often gender related.