Friday, February 19, 2016

M-F Brains and Energy

Recently I was asked if I knew of any references about the male brain requiring less energy to run. There are several examples under Brain References on my website. Following are three:

·         Analogy: the male brain turns on to do a task and then turns off; the female brain is always on. (Gurian, Michael. The Wonder of Boys.)
  •          Many times a day the male brain enters a ‘rest state.’ Because the female brain doesn’t shut off in this way, each gender approaches something as basic as a conversation quite differently. (Gurian, Michael, PhD, with Barbara Annis. Leadership and the Sexes.

  •          Scans: women’s brains showed 90 percent activity during a resting state; men’s brains in a resting state showed at least 70 percent of its electrical activity was shut down. (Pease, Barbara and Allan. Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps.)

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