Male vs Female brain | Tabulated differences

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.

Feature Male Female
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
Hearing cortex smaller larger
Communication center smaller larger
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
Average IQ same same
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
Map reading good poor

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!

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