It's a tough world out there for the ladies. Not only is it easier for men to lose weight than women but life in general costs more for women than men. Don't get too bummed out, though. If you have two X chromosomes, you now have two times the reason to celebrate.

Scientists recently compared over 46,000 studies of brain scans, and their study could reveal some of the amazing perks of having a female brain.

The research team measured blood flow to the brains of study participants. As it turns out, they found some notable differences between male and female brains.

For one, females exhibited higher brain activity overall when compared to males. Breaking the results down even further, women tended to have more more blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, which controls decision-making, focus, and impulse control.

Female brains also displayed more activity in the limbic region, an area said to influence emotions and memory. (By the way, women with bigger butts could live longer, too.)

But don’t count the men out just yet. Male craniums tended to exhibit greater activity in the visual regions of the brain, which process things like faces, objects, and colors.

Although research suggests male and female brains are NOT wired differently, sex often determines the likelihood of having certain neurological disorders. Previous studies have shown that men are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, while more women tend to develop Alzheimer’s and anxiety disorders. Anyway, this research could revolutionize the way we treat these life-threatening conditions.
虽然研究指出男性和女性的大脑构造并无差异,但性别往往决定着人们患上某些神经系统疾病的可能性。先前的研究表明,男性更有可能被确诊患有注意力缺陷障碍,而更多的女性往往会患上老年痴呆症或焦虑症。 不管怎么说,该研究都可以彻底改变我们治疗这些威胁生命的疾病的方式。