Men and women have long suspected that our brains are wired a bit differently. Now science is starting to back up this notion.
A new study finds that men have more synapses connecting the cells in a particular part of the brain than women do.
In short, each sex excels at different types of cognitive functions.
Neuroscientists have been examining brains to look for structural differences between the sexes that could explain these differences in abilities.
Several studies in recent years have shown that men and women have different ratios of white and gray matter in their brains and different densities of nerve cells.
When looking even more deeply into the brain’s make-up, researchers found differences in the density of synapses, the junctions between neurons that allow the cells to communicate with each other.
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