Findings effectively disprove false belief that brain could be construed as male or female
Researchers have found that the human brain shows no visible orientation toward a specific sex-physiological. Human brain is neither male nor female. Actually, every brain exhibits simultaneous male-like and female-like features, which are changeable, having no identifiable features, attributing it to existing in a particular gender body.
Comparing the brain to other species’ physical features, the peacock for instance displays unmistakable sexual dimorphism in its tail, which is not the case with the brain of a human being.
Researchers made the discovery after examining more than 1,400 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans from a mix of male and female brains while trying to identify areas that showed the most variation on the basis of gender.
During the initial study, they scanned brains from 169 males and 112 females, and found 33% differences in scores on the basis of ‘male-like’ and ‘female-like’ from 10 areas across grey matter.
Eventually, the researchers discovered that just about 6% of brains were internally aligned to being male or female, which meant that the regions considered during study may not be conclusively pegged as being particularly male or female.
A separate study was conducted with subjects, including 18- to 26-year-olds, wherein just 2.4% were found to be internally consistent with male or female characteristics. All these findings have effectively invalidated the false belief that the brain may be construed as male or female.
The factors that influence brain’s development are in reality a complex combination, including environmental, genetic and epigenetic factors.
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