Men and Women Really Do Think Differently
By Bjorn Carey
Men and women do think differently.
The brain is made primarily of gray matter and white matter. Men
think more with their gray matter, and women think more with white.
Psychology professor Richard Haier of the University of California,
Irvine led the research along with colleagues from the University of
New Mexico. Their findings show men have 6.5 times the amount of
gray matter compared with women who have 10 times the amount of
white matter compared to men.
". . . human evolution has created two different types of brains
designed for equally intelligent behavior," said Haier.
In human brains, gray matter represents information processing
centers, whereas white matter works to network these processing
This study may help in why men and women excel at different types of
tasks. For example, men tend to do better with tasks requiring more
localized processing, such as mathematics, while women are better at
integrating and assimilating information from distributed gray-
matter regions of the brain, which aids language skills.
Scientists find it interesting that men and women use two very
different centers and neurological pathways and yet men and women
perform equally well on intelligence tests.
I wonder how these differences in brain composition affect the behavior of men and women? Maybe women have more intutition and men are better at goal oriented behavior? Women can have babies...and men are better at hunting functions? Women are only 60 percent as strong and 80 percent as big as men.
You can defer to the feminists when they tell you that men and women are equal. But the scientitic evidence appears to be quite clear... Nature has effectively produced two types of brains equally capable of functioning intelligently in the material world.