Ragini Verma, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, said the greatest surprise was how much the findings supported old stereotypes, with men’s brains apparently wired more for perception and co-ordinated actions, and women’s for social skills and memory, making them better equipped for multitasking.
“If you look at functional studies, the left of the brain is more for logical thinking, the right of the brain is for more intuitive thinking. So if there’s a task that involves doing both of those things, it would seem that women are hardwired to do those better,” Verma said. “Women are better at intuitive thinking. Women are better at remembering things. When you talk, women are more emotionally involved – they will listen more.”
She added: “I was surprised that it matched a lot of the stereotypes that we think we have in our heads. If I wanted to go to a chef or a hairstylist, they are mainly men.”
“It’s quite striking how complementary the brains of women and men really are,” Ruben Gur, a co-author on the study, said in a statement. “Detailed connectome maps of the brain will not only help us better understand the differences between how men and women think, but it will also give us more insight into the roots of neurological disorders, which are often sex-related.”
I have moved beyond the point where this information is worth debating. Men and women are different. Barring rare, genetic hermaphrodites, the differences are so striking that any doubt to the contrary has been eradicated in my mind.
People who disagree are ideological zealots. They are willfully blind. Those who are willing to understand will see past the liberal conditioning and read the actual science on these topics. Science is not for everyone, which makes it remarkable that female gender researchers regularly display more intellectual honesty, reason and curiosity than liberal “males” whose brains are supposed to be more logical according to their findings.