Gender is a range of physical, mental, and behavioral characteristics distinguishing between masculinity and femininity.
Physical differences between GendersEdit
Women and men think very differently on average. Apart from the diferences in reproductive organs, the two genders seem to prefer different sides of the brain.
The verbal, sorting, detail-oriented side of the brain is the left, whereas the spatial intuitive nonverbal side is the right. By a wide margin the woman is more verbal. She speaks twice as many words as the man and has done so even before the age of two. Boys and men are much more nonverbal, usually preferring physical spatial activities even as small toddlers.
Left hemisphere functions
Right hemisphere functions
| numerical computation: exact calculation|
left hemisphere only: direct fact retrieval
|numerical computation: approximate calculation|
|language: grammar/vocabulary, literal||language: intonation/accentuation, prosody, pragmatic, contextual|
|Logical, Sequential & Rational||Random & Intuitive|
|Analytical, Looks at parts of a picture||Holistic, Looks at the whole picture|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Taylor, Insep, and Taylor, M. Martin (1990) "Psycholinguistics: Learning and using Language". p. 367
there are exceptions to this gender difference, such as lefthanders.