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Jul 15, 2016 06:26 AM EDT

More Evidences From A Study In UCLA Shows That Men And Women's Brains Are Wired Differently


Researchers at University of California- Los Angeles found out more evidence showing that men and women have different brain responses.

The researchers studying about the brain pattern at UCLA has been observing the blood pressure response in the brain's insular cortex. They have discovered that the response in the front right gyrus in men and women are opposite. Men are showing greater activation in the area while women showed a far lower response. This area of the brain is not expected to have strong differences between men and women. There is a possibility that stress is involved, but there is also a possibility that this region is wired differently in men and women, according to a research journal published in Science Daily.

It was always thought that activities that raises blood pressure would activate 'normal' pattern in this area which is more than other part of the brain. The research, however, found out that this 'normal' pattern was only applicable in men. Women, on the other hand, seems to have a healthy response of a lower sight-sided activation.

The researchers at UCLA measured that brain activity using magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials. They observed the responses in the right front of the insular cortex. This part of the brain is responsible for experience of emotions, self-awareness, and blood pressure control. It has five main parts which is called gyri. Each of this gyrus serves a different role, UCLA News Room reported.

The study, which is performed by researchers form UCLA School of Nursing, was also using the Valsalva maneuver. This method involves participants breathing into a very tiny tube in order to raise blood pressure. Then they measure the brain activity as the brain controls the change in blood pressure.

Earlier studies in the front insula was conducted on men or male animals. This led to the insight that the pattern was 'normal'. This new study, however, disproves the former idea.

Previous explanation of differences in men and women's brains in in the video:


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