The differences between women and men are quite notorious, but those differences are not exclusive from the physical standpoint; there are also some differences in the way both genders develop their brains.
The differences between women and men are quite notorious, but those differences are not exclusive from the physical standpoint; there are also some differences in the way both genders develop their brains. Evolution has provided us with different brains and bodies so we can perform different tasks and roles, according to our physiognomy, and ensure the survival of the human race.
Men’s brain tends to aim towards a specific task, and get specialized in it while women’s brain is more integrated with both hemispheres, running a broader amount of activities simultaneously, what is called multitask. Men´s brain will process clusters of information that may not be correlated while women’s brain will process the whole information linked as a system that creates the tendency to be holistic.
Another difference is the way men perceive the world. Men will capture more information through the vision than the rest of the senses while women will use the whole five senses altogether. The size of men’s brain is bigger, but is mostly related to the growth of mass volume. In men, the left hemisphere is dominant while women have a balance between both of them.
Our brains might seem similar, but gender evolution had a different path for men and women. Our nervous system will tell us which functions are required to survive: we might be different, but that is why we complement to each other. Our specie can survive thanks to those differences and surely we (the mankind) will survive for a long time. We will continue evolving, changing and updating our nervous system.
Prepared by Nicolás Brando.