Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently - Olga Khazan - The Atlantic
Geege Schuman stashed this in Brain
Not exactly news:
Because female brains seem to have a stronger connections between their logical and intuitive parts, “when women are asked to do particularly hard tasks, they might engage very different parts of the brain,” said Ragini Verma, an associate professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the authors of the report. “Men might over-engage just one part of the brain.”
This could mean, for example, that men tend to see issues and resolve them directly, due to the strong connections between the “perception” and “action” areas of their brains, while women might be more inclined to combine logic and intuition when solving a problem.
So does it come down to chemistry feedback loops deciding which part of the brain to use?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03j9lvb a fun podcast on perception with scientists and Alan Moore!