A recent study has found that women’s brains are wired to have more self-control and more active than men’s. However, the study also finds that women are more prone to depression and Alzheimer’s.
The study was conducted by Amen Clinics, which has been working for more than 20 years with functional brain scans. In the recent study, the scientists analyzed 46,034 brain scan images. Those brain scans were taken using SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) that provide 3D scanning of the brain. Currently, Amen Clinics possess the world’s largest database of functional brain scans, collected from patients in 111 countries with more than 120,000 scan images.
The study, which has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease on Aug. 7, finds that women are significantly more active in a certain area of their brain than men. The result shows that, in general, women tend to have more empathy and less impulsive behavior than men.