December 15, 2016 · 5:22 am
I will be 77 years old next month. Have had two marriages each of which lasted 11-1/2 years. I have fathered two daughters. My current relationship is in its fourth year and I am still not sure I have a clue about women. I learned a lot from this post. Hope you will, too.
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Men and women are different. There are some good biological reasons for that. Studies of brain scans of men and women show that women tend to use both sides of their brain because they have a larger corpus callosum. This is the bridge between the two hemispheres of the brain and allows women to share information between those two halves of the brain faster than men. Men tend to use the left side of the brain which is the more logical and rational side of the brain. Scans also reveal other interesting ways in which men and women do things differently or process information differently from each other.
HERE ARE 11 WAYS MEN AND WOMEN THINK DIFFERENTLY:
Women have smaller brains that are more tightly packed with connections. This allows them to perform better at tasks involving the bigger picture and situational thinking. A man’s brain tends to…
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November 8, 2012 · 2:02 pm
It is turning out that the fast food high fat Standard American Diet (SAD) has, in fact, some pretty sad impacts on the brain besides the waistline.
The New York Times reported that the Society for Neuroscience met in New Orleans and University of Minnesota scientists demonstrated that a group of rats that consumed normal food for four months compared favorably with a group of rats that ate a diet with 40 percent fat in it. Both diets had the same amount of calories.
The scientists administered a memory test to the rats after four months. Those with the normal diet performed as they had previously while those on the high-fat diet yielded much poorer results.
The rats were then broken into two groups. One group had running wheels. The other didn’t. So, those on the high fat diet could or could not exercise.
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