In a new study, differences in the neural wiring of men and women across ages, matched behavioral differences commonly associated with each of the sexes.
Researchers from University of Pennsylvania in US randomly selected healthy and unmedicated children and young adults, ages 8 to 22 years.
They wanted to find how structural differences in the brain may relate to male and female behaviour differences such as men being more likely to be better at learning and performing a single task at hand and women being more likely to exhibit superior memory and social cognition skills.
These methods allowed them to develop a structural connectome, akin to a road map of each subject's brain.
The findings have potential implications for treatment of a variety of conditions.
The findings were published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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