7. Brain size. Typically, men's brains are 11-12% bigger than women's brains. This difference in size has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence, but it does explain the difference in size between men and women. Rather, men need a bigger brain to control their bigger bodies and muscles.
8. Pain. Men and women perceive pain differently. Studies have shown that women need more morphine to reach the same level of pain reduction. They have also shown that woman vocalize their pain and seek treatment much quicker than men.
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During pain, an area of the brain called the amygdala is activated. Research has shown that in men, the right amygdala (controls external functions) is activated and in women the left amygdala (controls internal functions) is activated. This is the reason women seem to perceive pain more intensely than men, although they can withstand higher levels of pain (e.g. childbirth).
If you take one thing away from this article, it should be that men and women are completely different animals, which is actually funny when you think about it, because we can't live without each other. Couples are essentially a better human being. Because both the male and female perspectives are shared regarding any life situation, life as a couple should be genuinely easier than single life.
But what can you do with this sort of information? Men love women that they can connect with (in the same way you love men you can connect to). Sadly, we may never reach the same level of communication, but by vocalizing your emotions more often, you'll certainly increase the odds.
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