As studies continue to show that women are still being discriminated against in most cultures, even if incomparably less than in the past, scientists are trying to figure out the more subtle differences between the two genders. Researchers have just proven that there are no differences between male and female brains.
- The study followed previous models, of over 5000 participants
- The research paper was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- Participants in the study were aged 13 to 85
- Even though differences were present between the brains, no distinction was found between the male and female ones
The human brain has been a mystery since the discovery of its function, with scientists uncovering new things about it every day, and still not getting any closer to figuring out all of its workings. Well, a team of researchers from the Tel Aviv University made a huge leap in that direction today, as after a study involving over 1400 (hopefully willing) participants, the revealed that there are no anatomic differences between the male and female brains.
The study consisted of making 3D models of brains, both male and female, and then analyzing them in order to point out any differences. Questions were also asked in order to highlight different areas of the brain for better study.
The findings were quite interesting. According to Daphna Joel, lead researcher of the study, between 0 and 8 percent of the participants reported all male or all female brains, depending on how the scientists chose to define that, with the vast majority of subjects reporting no differences whatsoever, or just very minor ones.
Absolutely no distinct patterns were noticed in order to anatomically differentiate between the brains of the two sexes, thing that came as surprising to the scientists involved in the research.
Even though this study shows that there are no discernible differences between the brains of the two genders, it doesn’t mean that male and female brains function the same way. It only refers to the anatomical component of the brain. Multiple previous studies have shown that there are indeed a number of differences between how the two genders’ brains work.
Whether you are a believer in the fact that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or that anything a member of the opposite sex can do, you can do better, science doesn’t lie. Deep down, inside our heads, we are all the same.
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