Apart from the obvious biological differences between Men and women we differ in numerous ways, some of which we aren't even conscious of. The way we look, the way behave is all a part of our DNA. We have different genes, our brains are wired differently and we have different hormones.
We all know that women have two “X” chromosomes and men have one “X” and one “Y” chromosome. The X and Y chromosomes determine a person’s sex. Chromosomes contain the set of instructions to create living being. The male Y chromosome and female X chromosome are different in size and vary in the number of working genes. The X chromosome can contain more than 1,000 working genes, while the Y has less than 100.
There have been several studies done on the inactive X chromosome in women. "Our study shows that the inactive X in women is not as silent as we thought," said Laura Carrel, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. "The effects of these genes from the inactive X chromosome could explain some of the differences between men and women that aren't attributable to sex hormones."
There was a study published in the Journal of Nature in March 2005 that discussed the in- active X chromosomes in males. The study said that having two active copies of the gene can matter a lot, or very little.
"Although we've shown sex-specific differences, the clinical implications remain unexplored," Carrel said. "We can, however, conclude that these differences should be recognized as potential factors for explaining normal differences between the sexes but also gender differences in how certain diseases are manifested, progress and respond to treatment. Further studies will be required to establish such a role for these genes."
Men and women have different chromosomes, the X and the Y chooses our gender and creates the path for our body parts that are needed for reproduction. Just as our chromosomes distinguish us between male and female our brains can do the same.
Men and women’s brains process information differently. These differences are caused by a part of the brain called the splenium. The female brain has a larger splenium than the male brain and has more brain-wave activity.
A recent study using a special brain scanning technique called diffusion tensor imagining was conducted on 949 individuals, of those individuals 521 were female and 428 were male. The ages of the participants ranged between 8 and 22. The brain differences between the two genders becomes apparent sometime around the age of adolescence. This study has shown that the brains of men and women are wired differently. This could explain some of the stereotypical differences between men and women.
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