Our brain is the route of our consciousness, reasoning and personality but is there a difference between a male and female brain?
Humans are subject to cultural conditioning based on societal gender norms. Growing up with these norms does shape a persons behaviour, making it hard to align the differences with hard wired differences in the brain. To really take a closer look at this topic, scientists have started to look at the brain structure and the result are fascinating.
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All I have to do is observe men and women in the workplace, in sports, mind based games, puzzles, learning new skills, musical understanding, dance, driving, academics ect... And I quickly understand that women are in fact less than men in basically every way except multi tasking which I, and a lot of men are absolutely trash at.
Gray matter is responsible for critical thinking, solving complex problems, mathematical skills, inventing things, fixing and building things etc. White matter is responsible for memory, feelings, and language skills. Female brains have 10 times the amount of white matter by volume than male brains. Male brains have 7 times the amount of gray matter by volume than female brains. This is why females have better memories, and better language skills, and are much more in tune with their emotions due to having 10 times the amount of white matter. This is also why males have much better problem solving abilities, critical thinking skills, building skills, and math skills, due to having 7 times the amount of grey matter by volume. Gee....I couldn't find any of the differences. Maybe I should refer to some politically correct study to tell me that there aren't any differences, and that males and females are exactly the same and interchangeable.
This is bs men are smarter by up to 5 points and 7 times more geniuses exist testosterone is the fuel why men are driven to succeed stop beating males down in a world of push button technology alot of men are seemingly not being valued ?
On average, men are smarter, stronger, taller, and have a better pain resistance than women does. There should be no shame in the acknowledgment of one's intellectual inferiority. It is simply a statement of fact.
It sounds environmental, when putting things together my family calls me, video games teach you how to navigate, though I've heard men have a natural compass? Not sure how true that is but it sounds cool, and women HAVE to multi task we do most of the housework and babysitting, men just take out the trash and bring in the groceries doesn't require a lot of attention.
I don't understand how this works. Im trying really hard to grasp differences between male and female experiences and if they are primarily biological or primarily social, as well as the differences between the white and black experience in America. Any resources would be appreciated.
As a 20 year old white man who grew up on food stamps in a fatherless home, I have decided that I've been called racist too many times by people who dont know anything about me except that they think I'm an arrogant white man. I dont like it and I need to get to the bottom of what's going on in the world right now. Please help.
The "Mosaic Brain" he mentioned is a concept known through the use with poor scientific methodology.
"The validity of this method is questionable on several grounds. To begin with, the method capitalizes on chance by selecting the variables with the largest effect sizes. It also discards most of the information in those variables by reducing them to three categories, a problematic and potentially misleading practice (e.g., Altman & Royston, 2006; MacCallum, Zhang, Preacher, & Rucker, 2002). Most importantly, the method employs an unrealistically strict criterion for “internal consistency” coupled with a lax criterion for “substantial variability.” As an example, consider a fictional male—Max—who is rated on a number of sex-typical preferences for leisure activities: boxing, construction, playing golf, scrapbooking, using cosmetics, and playing video games (see the supplementary material in Joel et al., 2015, p. 8). Max has no interest in scrapbooking or cosmetics but is passionate about boxing, golf, and construction; however, he does not like video games. By the standards of Joel et al.’s method, this profile would be classified as “substantially variable” and presented as evidence that Max shows a “mosaic” of male-typical and female-typical features."
Science Shows Sex Is Binary, Not a Spectrum
You can check Debrah Soh, who is a neuroscientist, in a video explaining how Sex is Binary here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BSb92OYA0g
“People say men are from Mars and women are from Venus, but the brain is a unisex organ,”
=> Lise Eliot, a professor of neuroscience at the Chicago Medical School and the author of Pink Brain, Blue Brain, says that anyone who goes searching for innate differences between the sexes won’t find them.
Yokay, a lot of these comments make me annoyed and sad. Of course there are differences in the brain! Men ussually did certain jobs and Im pretty sure natural selection and evolution did the rest. While women in most species are naturally caretakers and other things as nature would intend for the pregnant partner. There is alwayse an outlier of course. I am feminist, and pro transgender, and pro multi other rights so none of you make any srupid Arguements!
What the ...? Gender is always binary. Men and women are different. Just because they're equal doesn't mean they're the same. This is something that should've been a common sense already and no need to debate about it anymore. *fly away*
The brain is different. Why? Because we differ in sex. Women have their own compentence and males their own. It is all about sex. Multitasking, why? Because women also have to carry babies, so because of evolution they learned to multitask for survival. This is just one example.
Are you sure it's the root of consciousness? It may actually be more of a receiver with consciousness being fundamental to the universe rather than emergent. The more complex the brain of a creature, the higher the level of consciousness it's able to exhibit.
I can NOT believe that at this era we still have people who believe that there are only two genders and these two genders are different. Aren't we all human? What difference dose it make what's going on down there?!!! Shouldn't we care about people's minds and not their bodies?
Also, there is no biological reason for a "third gender" to even exist.
Humans have always only needed a man and a woman in order to procreate, and there is simply nothing to do there for a third gender.
Yes, people _can_ sometimes exhibit certain traits from the opposite sex like abnormal chromosomes or something, but that doesn't mean that they are a completely new sex, it just means that they have a very unusual biology.
You don't call someone who is born with only one arm a completely new human species, for example.
There exists lots of statistics that clearly indicates that men and women in fact are different on average.
Neuroscientists have even discovered that the male brain has slightly better potential for math, whereas the female brain has slightly better potential for languages.
You can read about that stuff in any recent neuroscience book, and any well-informed neuroscientist would agree about that.
And there are other differences as well, such as the fact that men on average are more assertive and more aggressive than women - this is why almost all criminals are men, and it's also why men are typically considered to be more strict than women, who instead tend to be more on the agreeable side.
And yes, it is important to be aware of these differences, because they explain partly why men and women appear different, and also why they make very different career choices, even in gender-equal countries.
I am from Sweden (one of the most gender-equal countries in the entire world, definitely in the top 5 at least) and almost all people I see here who work with medical care and hairdressing - two typical "feminine" occupations - are women.
The explanation for this is most likely because women are slightly more interested in other people, so they will choose jobs where they take care of people in different ways.
Conversely, men are slightly more interested in _things,_ so they will more often choose occupations such as engineering and carpentry - and there is an overwhelmingly great number of males in those occupations as well.
My Engineering Physics class has like 40 students, and only about 4-5 of them are women.
2016: "even if you can tell the difference by pure sight, male and female brains are different because they are wired differently and here's the proof based on actual brain scans and tests"
2017: "if I hand you a brain, I'm sure you wouldn't be able to tell if it's a man or a woman and that's good news for all those who say gender is a spectrum"
TL;DW: "we've always thought there were differences between men and women >> there are studies that back up this understanding >> there are more than two genders". This video is ridiculous in driving its creator's political agenda. Not serious wse.
I just read the report you're talking about. It does indeed conclude that there isn't enough evidence to support the theory of a male or female brain, somewhat due to the huge ammount of variables and characteristics the different zones, if you will, between brains in females and males overlapping eachother. In other words, the internal consistency within the brains of different sexes is too low to support the male/female brain theory. Therefore we should look at the brain in a more individual sense, and not in a male/female sense.
For the sake of clarity, however, this doesn't support the use of non-binary pronouns. More so it supports the fact of gender roles being a societal, social and cultural structure. The study puts the brains into the same box, whereas some characteristics of some areas are more common to females, and some more common to men because of different balances of hormones and other factors. The inconsistency is too high, regardless if you're trans or cis or whatnot. It doesn't mean the study concludes that there are different types of brains for every alleged gender. We have one type of brain, that are shaped by hormones and social and cultural environments while growing up. This doesn't make gender fluidity or any other sort of demigender a thing. If you're a female who feels like a male, you're only using the word male to describe the social and societal standard of what is perceived as a male. You can't feel like a "male" in a medicinal sense, due to the fact that there are tons of men who doesn't act or feel like a traditionally or socially normative male, but still identify as a male.
What we have to change isn't the addition of millions of different genders to suit your feelings. What we have to change is the social, societal and cultural enforcement of the traditional perception of what makes a male or a female. People should be allowed to behave however, whether or not it goes against any gender stereotypes. It is when we criticize people, or even acknowledging people, for behaving outside or within the frames of their respective gender stereotypes where we have a problem, and why we are where we are today.
The lack of internal consistency in human brain and gender characteristics undermines the dimorphic view of human brain and behavior and calls for a shift in our conceptualization of the relations between sex and the brain. Specifically, we should shift from thinking of brains as falling into two classes, one typical of males and the other typical of females, to appreciating the variability of the human brain mosaic.
Scientifically, this paradigm shift entails replacing the currently dominant practice of looking for and listing sex/gender differences with analysis methods that take into account the huge variability in the human brain (rather than treat it as noise), as well as individual differences in the specific composition of the brain mosaic. At the social level, adopting a view that acknowledges human variability and diversity has important implications for social debates on long-standing issues such as the desirability of single-sex education and the meaning of sex/gender as a social category."
Difference between male and female brain.
If a female boss slaps a guy on the butt as he walks by the guy thinks "yep I still got it"
Vice versa. Males boss will be put in jail and the female is usually scarred for life. Not too mention the females brother and father will want 5 mins with him as well.
Sexual harassment by a man on a woman is considered more serious because women are typically more physically vulnerable than men.
A man can usually defend himself against a woman quite easily, whereas a woman will probably be in great danger if she has to defend herself against a man.
Everyone knows this, but a lot of people don't want to admit it to themselves.
This is the whole reason why boys in kindergarten are always told that they are "cowards" if they hit girls.
There are only 2 genders. Either a person has Y chromosomes, or not. There are only 2 roles in reproduction, sperm and egg, and nobody can produce both. Nobody can change which they can do. Everyone who produces sperm has Y chromosomes, everyone who produces eggs does not have Y chromosomes.
I usually tell people that the claim that there exist other sexes just because some people are born with abnormal chromosomes is like saying that someone who is born with a physical deformity is some sort of new human species.
This is obviously laughable, and it gets the point across quite nicely.
Thanks for the Video! Apologies for chiming in, I would love your opinion. Have you considered - Lammywalness His Happiness Guide (should be on google have a look)? It is a good one of a kind guide for understanding what men really want minus the normal expense. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my mate after many years got excellent success with it.
Take in mind that when someone wether a girl or a boy is raised and never asked to help with building a furniture cause they're a woman or never touched tools before of course they're going to be less successful
YES, men and women are different, and every psychologist in the entire world would agree about that.
The fact that we are different would even help with gender equality, because it would explain why men and women are over-represented in different jobs.
If you handed me a brain, yes, I would be grossed out and confused as to what gender it belonged to because I did not study human anatomy..
If you gave the brain to a brain surgeon, I"m pretty sure they could tell not only their gender, but many things about the person as well, just by looking at the brain.
*Gender is BINARY or else you're are stupid. Spectrum exists only in Physics and not in the gender studies . Also, Men built the 99% of civilization, and the females 1%. Females' main duty is to reproduce, not to built. That's why our male brains evolved to be smarter and we got all the Nobel prizes and that's why every important person since antiquity was a male. We are the dominant sex, so you girls better get ready to make more sandwiches*
*BRAINS ARE TOTALLY 100% BINARY. FACT: FEMALE BRAINS ARE 10% SMALLER ON AVERAGE. THEREFORE, YOU GIVE ME A RANDOM CADAVER BRAIN, AND solely BY ITS NET WEIGHT I CAN TELL IF IT'S MALE OR FEMALE.* Now, SJW and non-binaries fluids can screw yourselves and your ridiculous agenda!!
There are only two sexes 1) male and 2) female. The rest are humans with chromosomal defects or mental issues such as body dysmorphic disorder. Don't push this "sex is fluid" non-sense on a supposedly scientific channel.
Women's brains respond differently to drugs, recently pointed out in an issue of the "Journal of Neuroscience Research". The journal said there was clear evidence that gender "matters fundamentally, powerfully, and pervasively". This alone points to a binary relationship between men and women's brains.
What has the world come to... right wingers arguing women are inferior, SJWs shouting over everyone, biological sex doesn't exist, scientific channels trying to appeal to both groups instead of focusing solely on the actual science. How about we simply acknowledge that a small minority of people are somewhere in between and make them feel welcome while recognising that the rest of us differs significantly? It doesn't have to be black or white.
There are some physical differences. Males have twice the neuron count of females in the limbic nuclei..... This is the part of the brain that seems to hold the "gender ridentity", because in transsexual people that area of the brain does not conform to their body sex.... hence the dysphoria. These neuron-count differences are independent of sexual orientation too.....
Sex is mainly defined and identified by our reproductive systems, which (with some exceptions) are binary in order for reproduction to work. Most of our differences, however, are not so rigidly binary. They are more of a spectrum. Are there only two different skin colors? Facial structures? Body types? Of course not. Why is it so difficult to understand that our brains also have that spectrum of variation, as Brian is explaining?
Yes, most males and most females tend to fall more towards one end or the other when it comes to a lot of these differences (ie. men are usually taller, women have less body hair, etc etc) but we all land somewhere on these spectrum of traits, and many of us happen to fall closer to the center, challenging our rigid gender labels.
This is why I personally dislike labels. There can never be enough. We are what we are, and we're all a little different.
Biological sex is not just a reproductive system. Biological sex is not a spectrum - this is scientifically proven. There are inborn differences between men and women in physiology, hormone balance, and brain microstructure that causes significantly different behavior and physical characteristics between sexes.
Everyone has their own unique personality but men and women are just biologically different. At the end of the day we are all mammals.
"Sex is mainly defined and identified by our reproductive systems"
- Nah, sex is determined by chromosomes, we just use genitals as an indicator because it strongly correlates with it.
"Most of our differences, however, are not so rigidly binary."
- They are binary enough that you can describe the differences in terms of sex. Ie. X feature is indicative of the male brain, Y feature is indicative of a female brain.
"They are more of a spectrum."
- No, not really; a cat can have some traits commonly associated with a dog but it's still a cat.
"Why is it so difficult to understand that our brains also have that spectrum of variation, as Brian is explaining?"
- A better question is: why are you so keen to describe THIS SPECIFIC distribution of traits as 'a spectrum'? Comparisons of Inter-species traits could also be described in this manner, infact pretty-much ANY comparison of traits could be described this way because allele frequencies vary.
"Yes, most males and most females tend to fall more towards one end or the other"
- Please describe what the lower and upper bounds of your spectrum represent. ie. If the values can range from '0' (male) to '1' (female) then what does a value of 0 and a value of 1 look like? Seems to me that you are simply playing with words.
"it has been proven that transgender brains are more like the opposite sex, it isn't sjws who say that"
Firstly you've missed the OP's point: SJW's try to claim that transexual brains are more similar to their self-identified gender while simultaneously claiming that there are no brain differences between genders.
Secondly, you are incorrect:
- the overall architecture of the brain is always indicative of biological-sex (brain size, ratio of white-matter/grey matter, inter/infraconnectedness of brain hemispheres .etc). What tends to vary are individual brain features.
- If you have a male that purports to be transgender then that does CORRELATE with having more female brain features than a regular males, however it is still far less than an ACTUAL female.
- Also as it is merely A CORRELATION, it's quite possible to have a transgender male that DOES NOT have an abnormal amount of female brain features. You could similarly have a non-transgender male that has many female brain features.
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