Male and Female brain not wired differently

Male and Female brain not wired differently

A number of claims have been made regarding the difference between male and female brains. To show the difference between men and women, commonly people say that 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus'.

Another topic of big debate is the difference between intelligence and cognitive abilities of men and women. But all these debates and claims have been put to rest as there is no scientific backing to it.

Neuroscientist expert Gina Rippon from Ashton University in Birmingham, Britain, said the brains of men and women are not wired differently. The differences between men and women emerge due to social-environmental factors and are not innate.

It is the society that creates differences between males and females. Prof. Rippon was at Southbank Center's 'WOW: Women for the World Festival'. She affirmed that there are strong evidences that differences are quite minute and are the result of environment and biology.

"You can't pick up a brain and say, 'That's a girls brain, or that's a boys brain' in the same way you can with the skeleton. They look the same", said Prof. Rippon.

She even mentioned about a previous study that unveiled that brains of London cab drivers physically changed when they got the knowledge of an extensive training course to get their license.

Prof. Rippon said cultural stimuli are the reasons behind differences in men and women's brains. The female brain is wired for multitasking as the society expects her to perform different tasks. Due to which, she starts using that part of brain for different things and the extra use lead to an increase in the size of the respective muscle.

Even small things affect the developing brains. To cite an example, boys are given cars to play and dolls to girls. This might be considered as a trivial matter, but does affect how the brain changes.