Is the brain of women more active than that of men?

Are women's brains more active than men's?

According to a study published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease , and conducted by the California-based as Amen Clinics, the female brain would be significantly more active in two regions .

Behind the research is psychiatrist Daniel Amen , founder and medical director of Amen Clinics.

Different brains

To reach this conclusion, data from 46,034 brain scan studies provided by nine different clinics have been analyzed using the SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) technique . In this research, therefore, the group of subjects consisted of 119 healthy volunteers and 26,683 patients with different brain conditions, such as head trauma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

There are two particularly active regions of the female brain : the prefrontal cortex (involved in decision-making, problem solving, or planning of cognitively complex behaviors) and also in the limbic or emotional zones (responsible for mood and mood. anxiety). According to Amen :

This is a very important study to help understand gender-based brain differences. The measurable differences we identify between men and women are important to understanding gender-based risks for brain disorders like Alzheimer’s. Using neuroimaging tools, such as SPECT, is essential for the future development of precision medical treatments for the brain.

According to those responsible for the study, understanding gender differences is important because brain disorders affect men and women differently.