We will be listing out some key features differentiating between the male and female brain and nervous system in a tabulated form. Hope you will find this information helpful and if you have some other information to add, please do share it too.
The differences presented here are not to declare any of them to be superior or inferior. They are just meant to understand the difference between the male and female brain because understanding the differences is important to avoid conflicts and improve the productivity. Both male and females have specific role in the world and thus their brain have been made by Allah accordingly.
Differences between Male and Female brain
During gestation, every brain starts as same (female) brain but after 8 weeks of conception, when testosterone secretion increases in male foetus, the brain starts to differentiate from a female brain.
|Brain size||10% more than female||10% less than male|
|Processes per cell||Lower than female brain||Higher than male brain|
|Average words spoken per day||7,000||20,000|
|Sex processing center||double||half the male center|
|Memory of fights||poor||strong|
|Sex thoughts entry||every minute||every couple of days|
|Sensing others emotions||weak||strong|
|Neocortical neurons||22.8 billion||19.3 billion|
|Length of Spinal cord||45 cm||43 cm|
|Length of vertebral column||71 cm||61 cm|
|Weight of brain||heavier than female||lighter than male|
|Limbic system||not deep||deep|
|Corpus callosum (right to left bridge)||smaller than female||larger than male|
|Dominant side used in processing||left||both|
|Susceptible to depression||less||more|
|Suicide attempts||1/3 of women attempts||3 times more than men|
|Gray mater (active neurons)||6.5 times more||6.5 times less|
|White mater (connections)||10 times less||10 times more|
|Processing speed||slower than female||faster than male|
|Density of neurons||less than female||more than male|
Male vs female brain size
Males have a 10% larger brain size then that of a female! Well does it mean a 10% increase in intelligence too?
Processes per cell in male and female brain
Female brain has more processing power than the male brain. Their brain cells can handle more processes per cell than the average male brain can.
Average words spoken, men vs women
Average man speaks around 2000 words per day while a women remain at lead with 7000 words per day!
Processing speed of male and female brain
Just like processes per cell, female brain is much more faster in processing too as compared to the male brain!
Density of neurons in male and female brain
Female brain has a higher density of neurons than the male ones!
Men vs women in map reading
Men are better in map reading than women! So next time when you go out cross country make sure you’ve a male map reader along with you!
The list never completes. Feel free to comment to correct or add to the provided list. Note that these differences and stats are much more debatable, detailed and complex to understand and interpret than to just look at the table and make an idea about what’s going on!