How Men Work

Howstuffworks.com, nice site where you can know how stuff works. I was surprised when I noticed this title of how men work,,,, interesting.

“As hormones go, testosterone doesn’t always have the best reputation. It’s a key ingredient in most anabolic steroids, which can lead to aggression and infertility. And some women hold it accountable for just about any stereotypically masculine behavior, from a love of sports to a reluctance to ask for directions. But the influence of testosterone doesn’t stop with a man’s outward appearance. It also affects his brain.  Men and women are equally intelligent, and their brains are the same size compared to the rest of their bodies. But male and female brains have different proportions of gray and white matter. Men have more gray matter and less white matter than women do [Source: LiveScience].

Gray matter contains the brain’s processing centers, and white matter creates networks between areas of gray matter. In other words, men’s brains have more areas in which to process data, and women’s brains have more networks between processing centers. Some researchers believe this supports the common stereotype that men are better at science and math while women are better at language. It appears that men’s brains are set up to process concrete data, while women’s brains are wired for making connections.

But, according to many studies, this stereotype isn’t true at all. Although men and boys usually score better on standardized math tests, women and girls usually make better grades in math [Source: Psychology Today].

Do men and women communicate differently?
According to self-help books and some relationship counselors, men and women communicate so differently that they might as well be from different planets. This theory states that women have vastly bigger vocabularies than men do, and they use it more fluently. Men, on the other hand, don’t like to talk about feelings, and they especially don’t like to give the kind of comfort women like to receive in a crisis. There’s a lot of contradictory information about whether any of this is true…

White and grey matter in the brain
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