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How Men & Women are Different - Part 1 of 8

While it seems to be overstating the obvious, men and women are different. Until recently, the thinking was that, aside from sex organs and hormones, men and women were pretty much the same and had, more or less the same brain. Dr Louann Brizendine, neuropsychiatrist comments that " This assumption has been at the heart of enduring misunderstandings about female psychology and physiology."

In a series of 8 posts, several of these differences will be revealed.

Reality Number 1: Women Cry More

Women cry four times more than men. Why?

From the moment a baby girl is born, she begins to read facial expressions more so than baby boys, using her highly developed hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and insula to analyze them. They take meaning about themselves from a look, a touch, every reaction from the people they come in contact with. Females pick up on the emotional coloring of language.

Because testosterone affects men's communication centers, researchers believe their ability to process emotion is slower. The more subtle the emotion, the less the male brain can read the cues. Men's brains do hear it, they just don't attach that emotional meaning tag to it.

What has this got to do with crying, you say? Shedding tears may be one instinctive way women overcome that lack of comprehension on the man's part to understand what is going on. Tears are hard to miss. Maybe we cry to help men correctly identify our emotional state.

Read more:   Man's Brain vs Woman's Brain...

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