10 Interesting facts about a woman’s brain

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The human brain is a science of complex study, men and women are created equal, but they differ in a lot of ways. They are not the same, so how does the brain of a female look and work differently from a male’s brain? What are the interesting facts behind woman’s way of thinking?

Some of you have heard that all men were once women, it was started from a religious story about Eve was created from one of Adam’s rib. However, putting it in a medical perspective of XY sex-determination system. To put it simply, women have two of the same sex chromosome — XX while men have two different sex chromosomes — XY proving that sex differences are innate. Women are not just another version of a man, that there is no such thing as a unisex brain.

Maybe you’re wondering why your girl keeps on feeling something different making you think, “What is going on?” For us to further understand, I listed here 10 interesting facts about a woman’s brain.

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1. No to physical aggression

Women tend to use indirect forms of confrontation; they use their aggressiveness in different ways. Researchers found out that in every fight situation, women are not into physical aggression but they tend to create strategy, manipulation and form alliances. Most women do not go for violence instead they will try to dispose and think of another way to solve the issue.

2. Women’s Instinct

We do not question a woman’s intuition, it is their ability to convey a message without uttering a single word. It is not mystical but is biological and common to most women. Women not only better in remembering physical appearances, but they can identify the unspoken messages delivered in facial expression, postures, and tone of voice. In addition, a mother has a selective ability to keep preverbal communication with their infant or child whether he/she needs food, warmth and discipline without it being directly spoken.

3. Mood swinger

Do you know what? Every day is a constant change for woman’s brain and body; PMS is just one among the others while there are a lot of factors why female mood swing is happening. About 10 days after menstruation women feel sassier and unconsciously they dress sexier as estrogen and testosterone urge them to look for sexual opportunities during this fertile period.

A week later, progesterone takes it place making them feel lazy and just want to cuddle up and fast forward to the following week making the girl more weepy and easily irritated. These moods can go worst for about 12-24 hours before period starts.

4. Easily turned off

Most women do not go for sex when they are not in the mood; they easily turned off if something is happening. If a woman is stressed, angry and tired feels not to take over man’s advances. The sexual interest of a woman is being affected especially when she is not in the mood. It is said that for guys, foreplay is everything that happens three minutes before the insertion. For women, it is everything that happens 24 hours beforehand.

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5. No response at all

In a study, the flood of chemicals that takes over the female brain during a conflict — especially in an intimate relationship, is almost the same order as a seizure. Things are a lot going inside a female’s brain that is why they tend to shut it when there is a need to do it. Most women prefer not to respond than to say something negative, it is their way to limit the cause of conflict.

 

6. Women’s brain is more sensitive

The female brain is kind of keen into details, they are more responsive to small amounts of stress but is less able to deal with high levels of stress. More women are having a hard time dealing with stress, fear, and anxiety; there are studies that women are also prone to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders.

7. A pregnant brain

According to study during pregnancy, woman’s brain shrinks and about 4 percent smaller by the time she delivers. Changes occur during this stage in which a woman’s brain is preparing her into something different, in this case giving birth. Progesterone increases 30-fold in the first eight weeks of pregnancy causing most women very sedated and their mother instinct are starting to develop.

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8. A mommy’s brain

There is no one to blame why new moms are sometimes moody and emotional, physical, hormonal, emotional and social changes facing a woman just after they give birth. At this point, a mother needs a lot more help not only for herself but especially for her children. Woman after giving birth should avoid stress because this is the time of her life where changes are happening.

 

9. Motivation drives her so much

When woman’s brain reaches an advanced stage, this is the time of her life wherein she is very motivated to do something for herself, for her family and to her community. A woman’s urge to empower herself is one of a kind, in which she wants to do more, to study, to establish a business and much self-empowering activities just to make her feel satisfied and accomplished.

10. Second adolescence

Women can experience the so-called second adolescence in which physical changes and hormonal fluctuations are happening causing them to create mood swings and physical discomfort. It happens during perimenopause stage in their 40’s, it will start at around 43 to 47-48 years old. They experience unpredictable periods and night sweats, a crazy period that can compare to a moody teenager.