Neuroscience and Gender

WebMD reports that men and women have different proportions of grey to white matter in their brains,  “suggesting that men and women may derive their intelligence in different ways… Gray matter represents information processing centers in the brain, and white matter represents the network or connections between those processing centers… in areas related to intelligence men had much more gray matter, which is typically needed for isolated tasks, such as doing a math problem. Women, on the other hand, had much more white matter, which is necessary for integrating information.”

I find this fascinating since Kabballah talks about three kinds of intelligence – Chokhmah, Bina, and Da'at.  It says that men have more Chokhmah, and women have more Bina.  Can this be related to these new findings?  Unfortunately, I don't know enough Kabballah to compare…

Also, interesting timing for something like this, what with the Summers brouhaha



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