It's no secret that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. There are certain behavioural differences between men and women that make them the way they are. But have you ever wondered what these differences are? Researchers from the University of Maryland in the US have found that male sex steroids can sculpt brain development. And this discovery could show what makes the behavioural changes between men and women.
“We already knew that the brains of males and females are different and that testosterone produced during the second trimester in humans and late gestation in rodents contributes to the differences but we did not know how testosterone has these effects,” said one researcher. It was found that a number of newborn cells in the amygdala (part of the brain responsible for emotions and social behaviours) could act as a key contributor in conjuring up differences between males and females.
It was even found that males had fewer of these newborn cells as compared to females. “These discoveries into brain development are critical as we work to tackle brain disorders as early in life as possible, even in pregnancy,” said another researcher. Well, looks like we finally know what makes men and women so different. Stay tuned for more updates.