Monika Kuzminskaitė on NeuroscienceHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersabout 1 month ago
Article. Are brains of men and women different? Over 100 years of research says - no. First science stated that larger brains of men make them more intelligent, but no relationship between brain size and intellect was found. Following this logic, elephants should be more intelligent than all men, which we believe is not the case. Size of individual regions of teh brain was not related to intelligence either. Brains of different people are simply too different. It was concluded that corpus callosum (the part joining both sides of the brain) is larger in women, but this is actually the case for all smaller brains, and is not relevant to women only. Actually, brains of men and women are more alike than different, and if you only had a brain to decide, you would not be able to distinguish man from woman. Therefore we must remain with conclusion that all brain differences are acquired and not innate - if we use specific skills, brain areas that manage this develop better. If you drive more often, following tradition or stereotype, then your dirving skills are better. No other secret here. Article: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-century-of-studies-on-male-and-female-brains-has-turned-up-no-major-intrinsic-difference Photo: Free-Photos from Pixabay Book my councelling seession here: https://fb.com/book/saukstasproto/ ||| Lots of long reads and chance to support me as well as to win free session: https://www.patreon.com/saukstasproto

Andrius JanauskasLead Software Engineer @ Qoorio
Monika Kuzminskaitė how would you personally explain why women and men end up having different life choices like picking a career? For example men tend to dominate STEM fields while women dominate in fields like health care. Would you say its due to cultural reasons? And if so why most socially progressive countries in the world barely made any progress in reducing the gap?
about 1 month ago
Povilas GodliauskasFounder & Coach @ coach.lt
Andrius Janauskas, just because brains are not different, does not mean that men and women on average do not demonstrate differences, for instance, in career or lifestyle choices. However, I agree that to conclude 'all differences between men and women are acquired just because brain scans seem similar' is a bit of a leap. One, let's not forget that our reading of the brain is still incomplete, to say the least. Two, brain studies done on small samples are not somehow superior to population-level studies that clearly demonstrate certain personality and behavioral differences, especially on the extremes of the distribution.
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Monika KuzminskaitėHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters
Erm. No, I did not say that all differences between men and women are acquired :) Differences in brain managing different behaviours - are. Humans are composed of many more parts and chemicals than just brains - there are other physiological influences that make genders different, take hormonal differences and consequences of that as example - enough fo many books. And that is just one. Choices are products of many factors, and, I believe, far beyond structure of brains. Or innate things. Personal life and experiences, traditions, drive for innovations, expectations, culture - yes, ambitions for achievement, for salary, trends and fashions - all are factors. And, to make things less simple, they all are inter-related as well. Presence of very successful men in social areas and very successful women in academia is an argument that it is not impossible. And that probably means there are other factors than what you have in pants for choosing career. And every individual has a different set of criteria for a choice with different weights. Unfortunately, in statistics these differences tend to be lost, but very much evident when speaking to a real person.
about 1 month ago
Andrius JanauskasLead Software Engineer @ Qoorio
Thanks for insightful responses !
about 1 month ago
Povilas GodliauskasFounder & Coach @ coach.lt
Monika, well said. So much complexity is involved. By speaking of differences on only one level (neuroscientific one) we lose a lot information. Even if brains were statistically different, does it really matter? At the end of the, we are dealing with people, not their organs.
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