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Women’s brains smaller than
men’s, but used more efficiently

Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar

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Posted By:MissMolly, 3/5/2013 5:36:18 AM

A new study has revealed that while female brains are smaller than those of males, females use their brains more efficiently, achieving the same results. A team of neuroscientists from the University of California and Madrid studied the discrepancies between the male and female brains. They specifically focused on a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is a center of emotional and memory function, according to the Daily Mail. A larger hippocampus in males results in an increased presence of neurons, leading to a higher intelligence in men, the researchers said. In women, however,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reilly, 3/5/2013 6:47:52 AM     (No. 9208853)


And women´s feet are smaller so they can stand closer to the kitchen sink. (Sorry: old joke.)


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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyVet, 3/5/2013 7:24:04 AM     (No. 9208889)

The article does not go far enough to say whether the larger male brain may account for the fact that men tend to perform better at science and math. I guess that would be too un-P.C. a theory / result to warrant research grants. This only covered memory and emotions, and it is not surprising to find that women are more efficient at being emotional. It seems that these researchers are trying hard to conclude that even though men and women are different, they are still the same.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bearman43, 3/5/2013 7:47:00 AM     (No. 9208924)

It´s true that small brains can be very efficient. A bird brain is much better at thinking than Obama!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hotrod, 3/5/2013 8:56:38 AM     (No. 9209027)

How much did this ´´new study´´ cost the taxpayers? Next, we will have to pay some group to conclude that men and women´s bodies develop differently! Why is it hard to believe that, if our bodies develop differently, our brains will develop differently too?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 3/5/2013 9:32:45 AM     (No. 9209103)

Yeah, and men have 2 brains too, the big one and the little one that gets them in trouble.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Axeman, 3/5/2013 9:36:18 AM     (No. 9209113)

You have to follow a link to the original article.
They didn´t even mention the difference in spatial cognition. This is a really big one.
Statistically, men conceptualize the physical relationships of objects better than women. Like engine parts, map routes, or positions of players on a ball field.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grampus, 3/5/2013 10:08:00 AM     (No. 9209168)

Size matters?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: deepthinker, 3/5/2013 10:15:02 AM     (No. 9209180)

FTA "...leading to a higher intelligence in men,".

I don´t think I am going to quote this article at dinner tonight. SEE! I AM intelligent...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/5/2013 10:23:14 AM     (No. 9209196)

Men and women are different ! Both have things they do better than the other.
Celebrate the difference.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: QRP, 3/5/2013 10:25:26 AM     (No. 9209205)

Is this way Barbie says "Math is hard"?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/5/2013 11:07:41 AM     (No. 9209287)

Oh, I don´t know, I loved algebra and was better at it than other males in class. However, I have noticed that males do have ´linear´ thinking and I would much rather have a well trained male surgeon. On the other hand, females can think of a dozen things at once and reach the right conclusion. It is a rare man that has the ´intuition´ that a woman has. It is a survival skill neded by women more.

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