Scientists came to the conclusion that in comparing blood flow in selected areas of the brain, women brain works more actively than men
A study published in the journal “Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease,” writes Сlutch.
The team from the Amen clinic in California studied 46 034 images of the human brain taken with SPECT (computed tomography). This technology, which is used to track blood flow in the brain.
Women demonstrated higher blood flow to the prefrontal cortex that helps control the momentum and focus. That’s why women can be more sensitive and intuitive. It also explained why depression and anxiety are more common in women than in men.
This does not mean that women are smarter than men, but it may suggest why certain brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, are more common in females.
Lead author and psychiatrist Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics, said:
“Quantifiable differences that we found between men and women is important for understanding gender-based risk for such brain disorders as Alzheimer’s disease”.
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