Well, memory is a very complex process that
scientists are just starting to fully understand.
However, you have hit upon an important (and
sometimes controversial) idea that boys' brains
are different from girls' brains. In
neurosciences, this difference is termed
"dimorphic," and it means that there are
anatomical as well as functional differences
between boys brains and girls' brains. In general,
during a baby's development, his or her brain will
be affected by the relative amounts of hormones
that are present, testosterone imposes a male
brain; the default is female.
Medical scientists have monitored brain
activity using a non invasive imaging technique
called NMR - nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.
They discovered that, when men and women were
asked to match like sounding words, men used the
right hand side of the brain and women used both
left and right. What is not clear is if this
reflects women's greater ability in communication
skills or bears any relevance to differences in
intelligence. What it may tell us is that the
brain is much more versatile than we ever had
imagined, and that there might be many ways to
solve a problem.
So, by reviewing the current scientific
evidence, it appears that differences in many
cognitive behaviors (for example, memory) are
related more to individual differences between
people than to whether people are female or male.
A good web site to find out more is:
I hope this gives you some idea that thinking
and memory work are very interesting areas and
maybe you will study it one day and help us
understand this subject better.
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