We are all more or less the incredible endurance of female body, From sustained labor to his uncanny ability to remember small details, his power and ingenuity are undeniable.
However, there are many facts about the female body that are less obvious and may surprise you. For example, did you know that a woman's body is more durable over time than a man's body? Did you know that the brains of men and women are different in size?
Today we bring you a list of facts that you may not know about the female body. Read, enjoy and learn something new!
1. Women are wired differently. According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania, neural circuit maps showed that women's brains were strongly interconnected on average across the left and right hemispheres. The study that was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also showed that men's brains, in contrast, have a stronger connection between the anterior and posterior regions. This means that men's brains are generally more attuned to perception and coordinated actions, while women's brains are more social-oriented and memory-oriented, which makes them more capable of multitasking.
2. Women survive men. According to Steven Austad, head of the Department of Biology at the University of Alabama and an international aging expert: "Austad describes women as" robust "scientists to know why, but they know that this does not happen with age a female newborn who receives the same level of care will not have the same survival rate – men have a 10% higher risk of deathits same durability will be continued later in life for women. Kathryn Sandberg, director of the Center for the Study of Gender Differences in Health, Aging and Illness at Georgetown University, says:Cardiovascular disease occurs much earlier in men than in women. The age of onset of hypertension [high blood pressure] occurs much earlier in men than in women. And there is a gender difference in the progression of the disease. "
3. Women see things differently. A study by Brooklyn College's Israeli psychologist Israel Abramov found that men need a slightly longer wavelength over most of the visible spectrum than women to experience the same hue. "Longer wavelengths are associated with warmer colors, so an orange may appear more red to a man than a woman, and for women, grass is almost always greener than men who see green objects as yellow.
4. The purpose of oxytocin is different for women. Oxytocin, sometimes known as a "cuddle hormone" or "love hormone" because it is released when people are physically close or socially connected, affects women differently than men. Oxytocin, a powerful hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain, is particularly important in women, as they play an important role in breastfeeding and attachment to their newborn. It also causes uterine contractions during labor and is responsible for the shrinkage of the uterus after birth.
5. Women have different brains than men. A research team led by psychologist Stuart Ritchie, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh, found that on average women have much larger cortices than men. Thicker cortices have been associated with higher scores in a number of cognitive and general intelligence tests. Men, on the other hand, had higher brain volumes in each subcortical region studied in the study than women. However, when the researchers adjusted the number of subcortical regions in relation to the total size of the brain, the comparisons became more similar. That is, there were only 14 regions where men had a higher brain volume and 10 where women did.
6. Women get drunk faster. Getting drunk happens because your body can not break down and digest alcohol before it circulates in your blood and moves to your brain. The key to breaking down alcohol in your body is an enzyme in your stomach known as alcohol dehydrogenase that breaks down the alcohol before it enters the bloodstream. Researchers from the Medical Faculty of the University of Trieste, Italy, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx found that women's gastric mucosa produces less of this enzyme than men's gastric mucosa. This can cause women to get drunk more easily than men if they are less able to digest the alcohol before it enters the bloodstream.
7. Women are more likely to have neck pain. A Study by dr. Meda Raghavendra and Dr. med. Joseph Holtman of the Loyola University Medical Center reported that women are more likely to have neck pain than men suffering from cervical disc degeneration. Cervical degenerative disc disease is a common cause of neck pain, and symptoms include stiff or inflexible neck, burning, tingling or numbness. The resulting pain is more common when the person is standing or moving his head.
8. Women are more likely to have a sleep disorder. Researchers at SleepGP – a medical education provider offering specialty sleep medicine education to general practitioners in Coolangatta, Australia – found that women were more likely to experience sleep disorders related to daytime sleepiness (49% in women versus 36.9% in men). Women were more likely to report an increased burden of complaining of drowsiness. In addition, the study showed that women are more likely to have excessive fatigue or depression, have problems with concentration and memory, and sleep hard at night.