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Women have more active brains than men: Largest functional brain imaging study to date identifies specific brain differe

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'In the largest functional brain imaging study to date,  findings of increased prefrontal cortex blood flow in women compared to men may explain why women tend to exhibit greater strengths in the areas of empathy, intuition, collaboration, self-control, and appropriate concern. The study also found increased blood flow in limbic areas of the brains of women, which may also partially explain why women are more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, insomnia, and eating disorders.Understanding these differences is important because brain disorders affect men and women differently.  'Precisely defining the physiological and structural basis of gender differences in brain function will illuminate Alzheimer's disease and understanding our partners.'

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