An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Men and Women Brains are Different!

So Women and men are different after all! The basics of the brain structure is different!

Male and female brains are different in architecture and chemical composition, asserts Brizendine. The sooner women — and those who love them — accept and appreciate how those neurological differences shape female behavior, the better we can all get along.

There is a major difference in the brains when it comes to dealing with emotions and sex! Here is a comparison:

“Women have an eight-lane superhighway for processing emotion, while men have a small country road,” she writes. Men, however, “have O’Hare Airport as a hub for processing thoughts about sex, where women have the airfield nearby that lands small and private planes.”

This research study – thankfully – was undertaken by a lady researcher and not any a MCP as many male researchers are branded often!

“The Female Brain” weaves together more than 1,000 scientific studies from the fields of genetics, molecular neuroscience, fetal and pediatric endocrinology, and neurohormonal development. It is also significantly based on her own clinical work at the Women’s and Teen Girls’ Mood and Hormone Clinic, which she founded at UCSF 12 years ago. It is the only psychiatric facility in the country with such a comprehensive focus.

A man’s brain may be bigger overall, she writes, but the main hub for emotion and memory formation is larger in a woman’s brain, as is the wiring for language and “observing emotion in others.” Also, a woman’s “neurological reality” is much more deeply affected by hormonal surges that fluctuate throughout her life.

Brizendine uses those differences to explain everything from why teenage girls feverishly swap text messages during class, to why women fake orgasms to why menopausal women leave their husbands.

It is probably better to admit the differences and let women chart a way for themselves that makes their lives happier!

“This book is a call-to-arms for women and society to rework the social contract that women have with employers throughout their childbearing years,” said Brizendine, while sitting in the Sausalito home she shares with her second husband of 10 years and teenage son. “We cannot afford to lose half the brainpower in this country. Our intelligent women are getting completely out of the loop for five to 10 years, and they cannot get back in.

“The message is that women can’t stay at home 100 percent of the time and cut themselves off from their careers. The workplace should realize that women are wired to take care of children, and they want that time and need that time.”

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