Differences Between Male And Female Brain

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Are there physical differences in the male and female brain? Are there gender differences in memory? If there are differences, do they begin as early as childhood or adolescence? As we age, and experience life, are men or women more superior in the recollection of memories? Even a novice in the study of gender and memory could presume that male and female’s brains are different, and they would presume correctly as evidenced by the results of many studies performed and the articles written to record the results of these studies. This literary review is comprised of five scholarly articles on the topic of the effects of gender on memory. The male versus female brains are different physiologically and psychologically.

The Effects of Gender on Memory

The Human Brain To understand the differences in memory pertaining to gender, one must first look the physical differences and similarities in the brains of men and women. This can be accomplished by using imaging procedures. These procedures can include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the article Evolving Knowledge of Sex Differences in Brain Structure, Function, and Chemistry (Cosgrove, 2007), the authors state that there are many similarities in the brain structure and function in men and women. The article also lists some important differences as well. One finding is that men have greater brain volume than…
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