The Woman’s Brain Responds Differently Than A Man’s Brain
There is a fascinating article called “10 Things Every Man Should Know about a Woman’s Brain” on Live Science that was published in 2011. It talks about the responses of women during their lives. It goes on to quote a neuropsychiatrist that says that there is no such thing as a unisex brain. It also says that sex differences are innate.
I’ve wanted to pinpoint exactly why men and women work differently. I’ve already recognized that we both have differences in responses. I’ve experienced overwhelming pain and fear before. I’ve also noticed my mom worrying incessantly.
The article says that women are affected by their cycles every day of the month. It also says that because a woman’s hormone levels are constantly changing in a woman’s brain and body, her outlook, energy and sensitivity changes. That seems like so much change! I am one to not like too much change, but I can’t help it if science backs this up. I have experienced so much change already from my own environment over the past five years!
It is helpful to know what science backs up and why it is that way. This article gives very solid points on what a woman experiences throughout her life.
Survival is a main theme here. Underneath everything going on, men and women continue to both strive for survival on a base level.
The biggest difference that I see that can cause communication and understanding issues is that women birth children and men do not. There are different scientific facts backing up what happens with women during childrearing. A woman’s brain shrinks during pregnancy. Handling a baby releases maternal hormones, which helps with bonding. Women nurse and produce milk. Too much stress can disrupt the lactation process. There’s different aspects to the childrearing process that affects women only. It can be difficult to close a gap of understanding when men biologically do not experience the same things that women do.
At the end of the day, we all have choices. What we choose to do with our lives and how we approach each day is what will transform our lives or keep our lives stagnant. Yes, there is science backing up what women do as a group, but it does not dictate our fate.
Going through my life, I understand that knowledge and experience is empowering. My goals are clear. The “why” behind those goals are also clear. Yes, there will be parts of myself that influence how I feel. Yes, my body works differently than a man’s. Overall, I want the best possible life for myself and my fiancé. I continue to make choices that move us ahead in that direction.