Dr. Louann Briendine breaks down the women, men, communications and hormones in her book The Female Brain.
Her general thesis is that because of evolution women are hard wired, and largely regulated by hormones, to pay attention to non verbal cues, emotional expressions and body language, because THEY are historically primarily responsible for and ensuring the survival of infant babies, who incidently CAN'T talk.
Peep these fact nuggets.
- In the brain centers for language and hearing, for example, women have 11 percent more neurons than men. The principal hub of both emotion and memory formation- the hippocampus- is also larger in the female brain, as is the brain circuitry for language and observing emotions in others. This means that women are , on average, better at expressing emotions and remembering the details of emtotional events.
- Men by contrast have two and half times the brain space devoted to sexual drive as well as larger brain centers for action and aggression.
- At the 8th week of fetal development, the fetus experiences a "a huge testosterone surge" which will turn the "unisex brain male by killing off some of the cells in the communication centers and growing more cells n the sex and agression cetners. If the testosterones surge doesn't happen, the femal brain continutes to grow unperterbed.
- The emotional gatekeeper is the amygdala, an almond shaped structure located deep within the brain. Part of the reason why a womans memory is better for emotional details is that her amydala is more easily activated by emotional nuance. The stronger the amygdala response to a stressfull situation such as an accident or a threat, a romantic dinner, the more detials the hippocampus will take memory storage about the experience.
- Because of ancient wiring, men are used to avoiding contact with others when they themselves are going through an emotionaly rough time. They process their troubles alone and think women would want to do the same. Periscope down: submarine dives twenty fathoms to solve it alone.
- Most men just don't want to take the time to figure out emotion, and they become impation because it takes longer for them. Simon Baron-Cohen at the University of Cambridge beleives this is what happens in men with the extreme male brain that is characteristic of Aspergers disorder. The amount of emotional input from another persons face regisers on their brains as unbearable pain.
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