We asked Daniel G. Amen, MD, a psychiatrist and founder of Amen Clinics and author of Unleash the Power of the Female Brain to share the game-changing characteristics that explain why women are the way they are. What makes him an expert? Well, he has five sisters, 3 daughters and fourteen nieces, plus he looked at nearly 40,000 scans that compared male and female brains over the past 22 years.
Not only is this a human-only emotion (no, your cat Cuddles does not have it), it is way more active in female brains. “Studies show that women tend to be able to empathize or get in the head of others which gives them perspective,” says Amen. Translation: We feel your pain.
They don't call it "woman's intuition" for nothing. “Women are able to know something without really knowing it,” says Amen. Sound like fortune-teller hoopla? “Studies show that the frontal lobe in the cerebral cortex is more active in women,” says Amen. “In part, because the white matter here has more connections, and therefore, women are able to pick up on more emotional cues like facial expressions.”
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