This week, we were given the opportunity to listen to a presentation by Dr. Alexander Kauffman, where we learned that Men have different brain functions and/or some parts of the brain are bigger when compared to a Female brain. This presentation looked / seemed simple, but it really wasn’t.
I’m a very curious person, by nature, and while listening to this presentation, it became clear to me that I didn’t understand why this was true. Why are male brains wired differently than female brains? Why do females possess different traits than men? Why are some actions more prominent in men than women? These were some questions when I first started listening to the presentation, and even now, I still don’t fully understand why men’s brain are wired differently than females. This is when I start connecting the dots during the presentation.
Dr. Kauffman talked a lot about how the brain is different because certain parts of the brain are bigger in either gender. When he talked about this, he mentioned that there are certain reasons that certain parts of our brains are bigger than others, or more developed, and the only way we can tell the difference, is through certain traits that we display.
By listening to this, I realized that the reason why I tend to see things / understand certain topics better is because a certain part of my brain is wired differently than others. For males, it might be tougher to problem solve in a tough situation, and for females, it’s easier. On the other hand, males have an easier time with suppressing pain, in comparison to females.
When I heard this, it’s when I started to understand behaviors that us, as teens, have displayed over the course of our growth. It was easier, considering that I could now remember certain traits that I had seen others display, most of them being a little harder for me to understand. Through this, by connecting it with past memories, I was able to understand the science of our brain being wired differently and how males and females’ brains are different. It’s also really interesting to think about, when looking at certain situations. This was definitely my favorite part of the week!