The Uncommon Man

July 26, 2005

Do Brains Reveal Gender Differences - Ask Einstein's

According to a study there is a difference between the brains of men and the brains of women. Men's are larger, but are not smarter. Women's brains are faster and more efficient. Men appear to have more grey matter - made of active neurons. Women have more white matter which is responsible for communication between different areas of the brain. The bigger questions are: Is the difference genetic or based on experiences? If brains can be so different and yet function the same, what does this say about the assumption that brains are fundamentally the same. An investigation into the brain of Albert Einstein helped to point the way to some answers...really...

Article: via L.A. Times - Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains

Posted by Russell at July 26, 2005 06:43 AM


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