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Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'
BBC News ^ | 12-3-13

Posted on 12/03/2013 7:32:21 PM PST by ReformationFan

Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers.

A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: brains; men; wiring; women
I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

No, not by the title and theme of the article but by the fact that the BBC would report such a politically incorrect and "inconvenient" truth.

1 posted on 12/03/2013 7:32:21 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

OMG Really? What is the world coming too.


2 posted on 12/03/2013 7:33:27 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: ReformationFan

R U trying to mell me they’re stupid?


3 posted on 12/03/2013 7:34:10 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: ReformationFan
Anyone who ever met a person of the opposite sex knows it.
There are those who deny it for political reasons but deep inside they know it too.

4 posted on 12/03/2013 7:36:56 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ReformationFan

They’re also ‘weird differently’...


5 posted on 12/03/2013 7:37:10 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: ReformationFan

like the old joke about the guy who went in for a sex change operation but died on the table when they tried to take out half his brain


6 posted on 12/03/2013 7:39:39 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ReformationFan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_Are_Like_Waffles_%E2%80%94_Women_Are_Like_Spaghetti


7 posted on 12/03/2013 7:44:01 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Don't like Gramnesty? Support Lee Bright www.brightforsenate.com/)
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To: ReformationFan

Men and women are different? That BBC is just so clever.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 7:45:43 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: ReformationFan


Pish posh, Sir!



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9 posted on 12/03/2013 7:46:00 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 196<font size=4><b>9 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ReformationFan

Woah! Who knew?


10 posted on 12/03/2013 7:46:57 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: ReformationFan

this startling revelation reminds me of the time magazine story in the same vein about twenty years ago.

imagine my shock....

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER.....Grant Money...evidently


11 posted on 12/03/2013 7:48:39 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: ReformationFan

Okay, but what about gays and lesbians, just how are their brains wired vs. men and women? Oh look I just gave someone justification for a new asinine study grant.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 7:49:55 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

The Muzzies will want to know!


13 posted on 12/03/2013 7:53:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ReformationFan

Amazing that they can prove this but can’t find any difference between normal people’s brains and homo pervert brains. This drives another nail into the homos-are-born-that-way coffin.


14 posted on 12/03/2013 7:53:24 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: ReformationFan

All I can say is NSS!


15 posted on 12/03/2013 7:55:21 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: ReformationFan

This may also explain why women remain the eternal mystery.


16 posted on 12/03/2013 7:56:09 PM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: ReformationFan

You will notice that the two blue dots at the front of the male brain are not connected while the blue dots at the front of the female brain are connected to other blue dots. We can deduce from this that males are more independent or we don’t have enough string in our heads.


17 posted on 12/03/2013 7:57:41 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ReformationFan
A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences.

Gosh. I'm so glad that a crack college team did a study to determine this. Would never have suspected it based on the sum total of human observation.

Bet this was the product of a government grant.

18 posted on 12/03/2013 7:57:46 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: ReformationFan

No Sh*t!!


19 posted on 12/03/2013 7:59:20 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: ReformationFan

Liberals erase their brains of all common sense so they can have a sense of wonder when they discover something obvious.


20 posted on 12/03/2013 8:00:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: ReformationFan

I have an old Encyclopedia Britannica which has some interesting information on the brain.

Women in general score just about the same on average but just a tiny bit better. Men score far higher and far lower. The number of geniuses is heavily weighted to men. On the other side men have far more Forest Gumps.

My Mother had 3 boys and 2 girls. She once told me that they are so different even as babies that she totally rejects the idea that it is caused by environment. She also said she thought little boys were just as sweet as little girls.


21 posted on 12/03/2013 8:03:55 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog
 photo Picture451_zps2e3df2b4.jpg This is my daughter at around 1 year old. She clearly is holding her own baby even if it is just a doll.
22 posted on 12/03/2013 8:09:53 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ReformationFan

23 posted on 12/03/2013 8:14:00 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: yarddog

I find it hilarious and frustrating at the same time when people try to deny this obvious truth, and I think the deliberate denial of that has an extremely corrosive effect on society.


24 posted on 12/03/2013 8:15:35 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ReformationFan; ConorMacNessa; MeshugeMikey; deweyfrank

25 posted on 12/03/2013 8:15:47 PM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: yarddog

“My Mother had 3 boys and 2 girls. She once told me that they are so different even as babies that she totally rejects the idea that it is caused by environment. She also said she thought little boys were just as sweet as little girls.”


I had 3 boys and 2 girls also and totally agree with your mother.

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26 posted on 12/03/2013 8:24:29 PM PST by Mears
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To: yarddog

Adorable!


27 posted on 12/03/2013 8:26:53 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

I knew it! I always knew it!

28 posted on 12/03/2013 8:27:49 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: yarddog

Well if that isn’t just the most precious thing!


29 posted on 12/03/2013 8:29:24 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: BitWielder1

The leftists have pushed the lie of the blank slate/tabula rasa theory for half a century. Some may have given up on it and believe in a certain amount of inherited intelligence, but they firmly believe that both sexes have equal amounts of whatever inherited intel we have. They literally faint (like the female prof at the Larry Summers Harvard speech) when informed that males and females might be inherently different in matters other than physical.


30 posted on 12/03/2013 8:29:33 PM PST by driftless2
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To: To Hell With Poverty; ReformationFan

Thank you!

She and her husband have two of their own now and yes she is a great Mother.


31 posted on 12/03/2013 8:39:17 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

She looks so serious there. Is she still so serious?


32 posted on 12/03/2013 8:41:23 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: ReformationFan

My wife`s brain is wireless
-She thinks my brain is on WiFi


33 posted on 12/03/2013 8:41:30 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: exDemMom

I would describe her as determined but contented.


34 posted on 12/03/2013 8:46:16 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Your story reminds me of some hippy friends. They had two girls first and spent all their time trying to make sure they didn’t do any “gender specific” damage to them. Even so, they wore dresses, played with dolls and cooked with their mom.

Then they had a boy.

Even with their special, non-gender-specific toys, he used a baby doll as a gun and turned a shopping cart toy into a snowplow truck.

Of course, the really funny thing was that no matter how liberal they may have been, he worked on a farm and built things with his hands while she cooked and sewed.


35 posted on 12/03/2013 8:48:04 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Old Sarge
scientists were apparently... obama zombies




36 posted on 12/03/2013 8:58:44 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: ReformationFan

I wish I had that old National Lampoon graphic “inside women’s brains” with special locations for things like remembering birthdays and anniversaries or how to fill a dishwasher. Very humorous.


37 posted on 12/03/2013 9:30:41 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: ReformationFan

38 posted on 12/03/2013 10:27:41 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: bigheadfred

That’s pretty offensive, I’m ashamed that I laughed out loud.... you dawg you. lol


39 posted on 12/03/2013 10:30:45 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: yarddog

She is just adorable :-)


40 posted on 12/03/2013 10:40:58 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: ReformationFan

41 posted on 12/04/2013 12:46:58 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: BitWielder1

Women are more visual creatures than you men, we look beyond a person’s body. You men look at the body first before you even engage that woman’s brain power.

Other than that we are the same. The intelligent ones among our gender, read, reason, and make intelligent decisions based on info input.

There are a few exceptions to every rule. My step daughter is a IT professional with a growing business, anything to do with a computer she can handle. But because of the failure of her mom, grandmother and school she was not taught even 1 domestic skill. Yet my youngest son who has less education can deal with most domestic chores and work on his computer own computer for most issues. Besides his job.


42 posted on 12/04/2013 1:26:21 AM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: BitWielder1; GailA; driftless2
I don't want anyone to use studies like this to pigeon hole people of either gender, individual differences matter more than averages.
Whenever there is a "gender imbalance" in any profession, we should look at the effects of self selection before claiming systemic discrimination or intimidation.
We should do what we're good at, what we enjoy working on.
If your talent happens to come from a gender based difference, so be it.

43 posted on 12/04/2013 4:51:51 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rlmorel

That is a good one


44 posted on 12/04/2013 3:21:04 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Heh, glad you liked it, SVD. It kind of fits, doesn’t it?


45 posted on 12/05/2013 1:13:05 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ReformationFan

Due to a century of progressive government education we keep learning what the ancients already knew.


46 posted on 12/12/2013 1:09:37 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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