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April 13, 2017

Women have bigger brain regions associated with intelligence

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  • Neuroscience

Quartz – The differences in men and women even extend to the way our brains are built.

In the largest study yet on sex differences in the physical makeup of the human brain, researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have shown that men and women do, in fact, have different brain structures and sizes. Women tend to have thicker cortices, which are associated with intelligence, whereas men’s brains tend to be bigger overall. Although these differences can’t prove that men and women behave differently, they could shed light on why some medications work better in men better than women, and vice versa.

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