So why the changes?
The changes have to do a lot with hormones and chromosomal make up. When in utero, girls receive more estrogen and men testosterone. This hormone surge, shapes the difference in sizes of areas of the brain (amygdala-emotions/behaviors and hippocampus-learning and memory).
Let’s get to the research on “waffles” and “spaghetti”
Woman’s brains have been studied and the spaghetti analogy is found to be true! Woman’s two hemispheres of the brain talk to each other more than men’s do. In a university of Pennsylvania study in 2014, found that female brains consistently show more activity between the two sides. Female brains have a larger corpus callosum (the cable track that connects both sides of the brain). Male brains are found to use more local brain regions (waffles).
It is amazing how we are all created and made! The more we learn, the more we grow! Now we can celebrate our differences and be thankful for our functioning brains that run our bodies.
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