Male-Female Differences 8: The Brain and Nervous System – 1

The next few blog entries summarize the main research findings on gender differences in the functioning and structure of the brain, including biochemical processes.

The biochemistry of the human body in general, and the brain in particular, is highly complex, which means that the terminology will be technical. I am trying to simplify the points as much as possible for the benefit of most readers, and I will continue to add graphs and links to other resource, should you wish to better understand the different topics. I hope that you will have the patience to continue following this important series to the end and see that it was worth it, even though it may seem a little technical at times.

As with all other entries in this series, when I use “male” and “female” I am always referring to humans, unless otherwise specified.

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Male-Female Differences 7: Metabolic Processes and Oxidation

Metabolic processes

The metabolic process is the series of actions or operations that have to do with the breakdown, absorption and use of foods and other substances by the body. This entry lists some of the differences between males and females with regards to metabolic processes.

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Male-Female Differences – 6: The Immune System

This entry will continue the focus on some of the the functional differences in the bodies of males and females. I will be mainly be looking at the immune system in this entry. The immune system, made up of specialized cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends our bodies against germs and microorganisms.

The next entries will look at the metabolic and oxidative processes.

I personally find these differences between male and female bodies and their precision – down the microscopic level – really astounding.

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Male-Female Difference – 5: The Cardiovascular System

This entry will focus on some of the the functional differences in the bodies of males and females. I will be mainly be looking at the cardiovascular system in this entry, and the immune system in the next entry. The cardiovascular system includes the heart and the entire network of veins and arteries.

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Male-Female Differences – 2: Basic Biology at the Beginnings and Major Transitions of Life

The following are some differences between males and females related to sex ratios at conception, birth and later in life; rapidity of development, and some physiological features at birth and later in life, including puberty.

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