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How is a woman’s brain different from a man’s?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Women's language centers are bigger, and they perceive and use language using both left and right sides of the brain. Women have higher levels of activity all around, particularly in the frontal cortex, the executive center of the brain that anticipates consequences. Women also have a larger hippocampus, the area of the brain that is the center of memory and emotion.

 

 

 

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