Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Male Brains Are Wired for Focus, Female Brains for Multitasking, or Maybe

Via WSJ.com:
Recent Studies Raise the Possibility That Male Brains Are Wired for Focus, Female Brains for Multitasking.
Broadly speaking, women in their 20s had more connections between the two brain hemispheres while men of the same age had more connective fibers within each hemisphere. "Women are mostly better connected left-to-right and right-to-left across the two brain hemispheres," Dr. Verma said. "Men are better connected within each hemisphere and from back-to-front."

That suggests women might be better wired for multitasking and analytical thought, which require coordination of activity in both hemispheres. Men, in turn, may be better wired for more-focused tasks that require attention to one thing a time. But the researchers cautioned such conclusions are speculative.

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