Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Connectomes and Male-Female Brains #2

According to Ragini Verma, a University of Pennsylvania biomedical imaging analyst and lead author of the connectome-study report, in the upper parts of the brain, males had greater connectivity within hemispheres, while women had greater connection between the two cerebral hemispheres. This doesn’t mean that one or the other gender lacks the connectivity altogether, it's just that one appears to be stronger than the other. What does this mean in terms of practical every-day living? No one is sure. There has been some speculation . . . These types of studies will likely continue and eventually may be more definitive, especially as brain imaging equipment becomes more refined and sophisticated. For now,  I find the connectome drawings interesting. You may want to take a look at them yourself!

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