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Women talk three times as much as men, says study
Daily Mail ^ | 11/28/06 | FIONA MACRAE

Posted on 11/28/2006 6:32:35 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Women talk three times as much as men, says study

By FIONA MACRAE

Last updated at 13:39pm on 28th November 2006

Women talk almost three times as much as men, according to the research.

It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men.

In fact, women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - 13,000 more than the average man.

Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat - and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book suggests.

The book - written by a female psychiatrist - says that inherent differences between the male and female brain explain why women are naturally more talkative than men.

In The Female Mind, Dr Luan Brizendine says women devote more brain cells to talking than men.

And, if that wasn't enough, the simple act of talking triggers a flood of brain chemicals which give women a rush similar to that felt by heroin addicts when they get a high.

Dr Brizendine, a self-proclaimed feminist, says the differences can be traced back to the womb, where the sex hormone testosterone moulds the developing male brain.

The areas responsible for communication, emotion and memory are all pared back the unborn baby boy.

The result is that boys - and men - chat less than their female counterparts and struggle to express their emotions to the same extent.

"Women have an eight-lane superhighway for processing emotion, while men have a small country road," said Dr Brizendine, who runs a female "mood and hormone" clinic in San Francisco.

There are, however, advantages to being the strong, silent type. Dr Brizendine explains that testosterone also reduces the size of the section of the brain involved in hearing - allowing men to become "deaf" to the most logical of arguments put forward by their wives and girlfriends.

But what the male brain may lack in converstation and emotion, they more than make up with in their ability to think about sex.

Dr Brizendine says the brain's "sex processor" - the areas responsible for sexual thoughts - is twice as big as in men than in women, perhaps explaining why men are stereotyped as having sex on the mind.

Or, to put it another way, men have an international airport for dealing with thoughts about sex, "where women have an airfield nearby that lands small and private planes".

Studies have shown that while a man will think about sex every 52 seconds, the subject tends to cross women's minds just once a day, the University of California psychiatrist says.

Dr Brizendine, whose book is based on her own clinical work and analyses of more than 1,000 scientific studies, added: "There is no unisex brain.

"Girls arrive already wired as girls, and boys arrive already wired as boys. Their brains are different by the time they're born, and their brains are what drive their impulses, values and their very reality.

"I know it is not politically correct to say this but I've been torn for years between my politics and what science is telling us.

"I believe women actually perceive the world differently from men.

"If women attend to those differences they can make better decisions about how to manage their lives."

Other scientists, however, are sceptical about the effects of testosterone on the brain and say many of the differences between the male and female personality can be explained by social conditioning, with a child's upbringing greatly influencing their character.

Deborah Cameron, an Oxford University linguistics professor with a special interest in language and gender, said the amount we talk is influenced by who we are with and what we are doing.

She added: "If you aggregate a large number of studies you will find there is little difference between the amount men and women talk."

Already available in the US, The Female Brain will be available in the UK from April.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: difference; men; talk; woman
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Not even brain science would not change feminazis' mind. To them, there is no such difference ever.
1 posted on 11/28/2006 6:32:37 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They needed a story for that??!!!???


LOL.


2 posted on 11/28/2006 6:34:44 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

At least 3 times as much...


3 posted on 11/28/2006 6:35:07 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero ╗ with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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4 posted on 11/28/2006 6:35:16 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: TigerLikesRooster
...and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices

Well, that explains volumes

5 posted on 11/28/2006 6:35:24 AM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

someone actually gets paid for this?


6 posted on 11/28/2006 6:35:33 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
If you have a woman, forget about your remaining quiet for the rest of your life. The silent guy treatment works with other guys; it does NOT work with women. So be prepared to develop your conversational skills or understand you're gonna have a short and miserable marriage. And yes, a woman is not like a man.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

7 posted on 11/28/2006 6:35:36 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hope they didn't spend to much for this study.


8 posted on 11/28/2006 6:36:18 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Froufrou; Xenalyte

I didn't need a study to tell me that ping.


9 posted on 11/28/2006 6:36:55 AM PST by JamesP81 (If you have to ask permission from Uncle Sam, then it's not a right)
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To: Popman
LOL! One of my husband's frequent complaints is that I "make him talk too much." He can't understand how I can spend time "talking" to people on the internet, and his e-mails to relatives are frequently under 50 words.

A lot of truth in this, which both sexes should use for greater understanding.

10 posted on 11/28/2006 6:37:30 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, thank you for Mozart Lover's son's safe return, and look after Jemian's son, please!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
1st guy: Why don't women fart?

2nd guy: They don't keep their mouths shut long enough to build up presure.

11 posted on 11/28/2006 6:37:33 AM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This story was three times longer than it needed to be. Apparently it affects writing too.


12 posted on 11/28/2006 6:37:58 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (What would Reagan do?)
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It is possible that they had to do this to show that they are fair on giving out grant money to both male and female researchers.:-)

13 posted on 11/28/2006 6:39:10 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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Other scientists, however, are sceptical about the effects of testosterone on the brain and say many of the differences between the male and female personality can be explained by social conditioning, with a child's upbringing greatly influencing their character.

These scientists have obviously not been around male and female children. The differences are inherent and social conditioning plays a very limited role.

I can't believe ANY scientists are still pushing the "sex differences are caused by social conditioning" crap.

14 posted on 11/28/2006 6:39:25 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Studies have shown that while a man will think about sex every 52 seconds, the subject tends to cross women's minds just once a day, the University of California psychiatrist says.

After marriage, the frequency differential seems to diverge even more.

15 posted on 11/28/2006 6:40:16 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: dighton
*OBVIOUS Alert*

Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat ...

Ooh, finally, someone has provided me with research-substantiated proof that my blatherings are not mindless numbskulling, but brainpowered chit-chat!

16 posted on 11/28/2006 6:40:57 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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It is their religion. Their belief makes them feel intellectually and morally superior.:-(

17 posted on 11/28/2006 6:41:44 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"There are, however, advantages to being the strong, silent type. Dr Brizendine explains that testosterone also reduces the size of the section of the brain involved in hearing - allowing men to become "deaf" to the most logical of arguments put forward by their wives and girlfriends.

But what the male brain may lack in converstation and emotion, they more than make up with in their ability to think about sex.

Dr Brizendine says the brain's "sex processor" - the areas responsible for sexual thoughts - is twice as big as in men than in women, perhaps explaining why men are stereotyped as having sex on the mind."

Is this article satire?

18 posted on 11/28/2006 6:42:26 AM PST by varyouga ("Rove is some mysterious God of politics & mind control" - DU 10-24-06)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Women drivers with cellphones stuck to their ear, and that's easily 95% of them, should be outlawed. They should be treated like DUI offenders, they're nearly as dangerous.


19 posted on 11/28/2006 6:42:42 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Millee

ping


20 posted on 11/28/2006 6:43:16 AM PST by wallcrawlr
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