Scientists have found that women are more prone to dementia and depression than men. This is due to the differences in the unit of the brain. It was found that in terms of the male brain is 8-10% higher than the female, but the latter never rests. He is active even when the woman is sleeping.
Experts say that men and women react differently to the disease. The females are more sensitive to pain. The fact that their emotional response to pain, therefore causing more suffering.
Ladies often suffer from chronic illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome and a rheumatic disease accompanied by pain in the muscles and joints. Migraine they occur three times more often than men: a potential trigger is hormone fluctuations associated with the menstrual cycle.
In addition, women often suffer from dementia. Studies have shown that the disease occurs in 7% of women aged 75 years and for men the figure is 5%. Experts attribute this to the influence of the brain estrogen and testosterone.
Women are twice as likely to be victims of depression, which is the main reason – hormonal changes. Men more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease and a severe form of schizophrenia.
In women, the prefrontal cortex (responsible for “executive function” – the ability to manage time, judgment, planning, organization and critical thinking) is more developed than in men.
The fairer sex better and longer remember certain information because they have high activity in the hippocampus (part of the brain responsible for memory consolidation).
Also differ in response to stress in both men and women. During stressful situations, there is a high activation of the amygdala (men – right, women – left), which plays a central role in the formation of fear and aggression.
Women tend to share their experiences so quickly calm down and return to normal. But the stronger sex, on the contrary, turn in on themselves, which often leads to heart attack or stroke