Men and Women Have Different Brain Circuitry

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Men and women are different—is this news? According to a new study it is.

The nature versus nurture debate regarding what is innate about being male or female, and what is the result of environmental conditioning, is getting a fresh look because of a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.

Using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, researchers have discovered that the basic circuitry of men and women’s brains is visibly different.

Ragini Verma, Associate Professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Radiology, is one of the study's co-authors. She joins The Takeaway to discuss her findings.