Sorry Guys, Women's Brains Are More Active
In the largest functional brain imaging study ever performed, researchers at the Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, California, compared brain scans of men and women and discovered that the women's brains were significantly more active in many more areas than the men's brains.
According to researchers, areas of the brain that are more active in women include the prefrontal cortex, which is involved with focus and impulse control, and the limbic areas of the brain, which are involved with mood and anxiety. The visual and coordination centers of the brain were more active in men.
The study involved 46,034 brain scans from nine clinics. Study participants included 119 healthy volunteers, as well as people with conditions like brain trauma, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and others. Researchers analyzed 128 regions of the brain. Results of the study are published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.