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 – 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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Male-Female Differences – 1: Introduction

I intend to do a bit of research over the next little while on similar and different traits between males and females. This research will be summarized over a long series of entries that will cover the various dimensions of the lives of human beings, including the biological, the brain and its biochemistry, immunity and health, perception, motor skills, emotions, intellect and cognition, stress responses, social relations, etc.

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A few of my 2017 readings

I have been a little busy over the past few months to maintain this blog unfortunately. I hope that I will be able to be more consistent in the year ahead.

I have read a large number of books over the past year, so let me share a couple of lines about 12 of them, one for every month, in no particular order.

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