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Is there a difference in female and male brains?


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December 14, 2013 11:46PM

Male and female brains show differences in the developing fetus at just 26 weeks of pregnancy. The bridge of nerve tissue that connects the right and left sides of the brain are thicker female than in males.

Females seem to have language functioning in both sides of the brain. As a whole, girls outperform boys in the use of language and fine motor skills until age 12. Boys also have learning disabilities more frequently than girls. More boys have dyslexia and ADHD. Girls with ADHD usually exhibit inattention while affected boys seem to lack impulse control.

Boys show superiority in math and geometry. When it comes to math a 12-year-old girl resembles that of an 8-year-old boy. But the brain involved in language and fine motor skills (such as handwriting) mature about six years earlier in girls than in boys.