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    Re: Woman Smart, Man Smarter

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    In practical terms, this has effects in two ways - many dumber women, fewer smarter women.
    Slightly dumber women doesn't mean much - the problem with dumber people is they are generally given to antisocial behaviour.
    excuse me.

    I agree, but, higher IQ point people are typically more demonized (by peoples unwilling to accept their limited point of view / depth of field)

    Does this not make high IQ people *more anti-social? I mean by societal standards?

    Or is it just easier to laugh-off (a more vocal number) of lower IQ people?
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    Re: Woman Smart, Man Smarter

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    That depends. ... stupid men .... smart men.... .
    Many many Many very smart people have been TRAINED to be ignorant.
    .... Which is NOT the same thing as stupid.

    Sorry, that was meant as a question. What do you think?
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    I think only about what is quantifiable. Grades are quantifiable and so are IQs. I can't say my conclusion is 100 percent true in terms of intelligence. What I can say is that huge standard deviations in men exist in comparison to women. This is virtually the case for almost every sexually dimorphic animal. As a biological determinist (mostly) I think intelligence in humans fits the observable narrative of biology rather nicely.

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    4 points is 4%? 4% of what? Only thing that makes sense is "4% of people". That is - how many men are dumber than the average man but smarter than the average woman? How many women smarter than the average woman but dumber than the average man? Since the bell curve is heaviest in the middle, it's liable to be a truckload. (also, a median would make better sense here).

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    Sorry. I believed IQ was the context.
    Though I did, after the fact, expand it to other forms, including athletics.

    an IQ of 100 is average among those of European decent (white). Thus 4 points is 4% off the average. Not off the full scale. Not off the Asian average. Not off the African average. And certainly not off the Left-Coast-of-America average!!! (i kid you not! seen any of Dice's street interviews lately?)

    Anyway, I know that my points are often vague, my analogies weak, and my opinions are often wrong. So feel free to call me out as often as you like. I'd do my best to wear my big-boy-pants.
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    here is some fresh brain science news about differences. its in an article that is critical of those differences, but they are arguing about real science. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2015/08...different.html

    Two years ago, a study of the differences between male and female brains caused a storm. The researchers, based at the University of Pennsylvania, claimed to have found that, from adolescence onwards, men’s brains have more connections within each hemisphere, whereas women’s brains have more cross-connections between the hemispheres — a finding which would support the idea that men’s and women’s brains work differently in important ways. In the press promotion for the research, the neuroscientists argued that their results helped explain past research suggesting that men are, on average, better at some mental tasks, such as navigating, while women are better at others, like being intuitive.
    Now the same UPenn research team — including the senior husband-and-wife partnership of Raquel Gur and Ruben Gur — are back with a new brain-scan study published in the prestigious journal Cerebral Cortex, in which they make fresh claims about sex-based differences in mental abilities being rooted in the brain.
    The new research involved participants between the ages of 9 and 22, and, unlike in the researchers’ previous experiment, this time the participants completed tests of mental ability, as well as having their brains scanned. Here, the researchers did find sex differences in mental ability — male participants tended to perform better at spatial and motor tasks, whereas female participants were on average superior at nonverbal reasoning and recognizing emotions. Moreover, the researchers also uncovered sex differences in resting-state functional brain connectivity. Unlike the earlier research, these differences were present at all ages, even in the youngest kids (which argues to some extent against a cultural or socialization account of the differences, though an easy rebuttal to this is that nine years is a fair amount of time for gender norms to sink in — testing even younger participants, or even sex-differences in animals, would help illuminate this issue). Perhaps most importantly, the researchers found a modest link between the two. The more stereotypically female vs. male a person’s brain, the more their cognitive profile was stereotypically female too, and vice versa.

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    which may explain why chess grandmasters and geniuses are more likely to be male.
    A feminist would read that and say that there is clearly some sort of discrimination occurring that are keeping women from rising to the top of chess.

    EVEN THOUGH chess rankings are based solely on who wins games.

    It makes my head feel like it's going to explode thinking about stuff like that. And honestly, I don't understand how SJWs heads don't literally shatter due to all the cognitive dissidence they must experience on a daily basis.

    Do you ever wonder why they get so viciously angry whenever someone discounts their worldview? Well, can you imagine the constant stress they must be under every day trying to maintain that worldview while under constant assault by real world data suggesting they are wrong?

    People under constant stress tend to become excessively angry over the littlest things.

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    We Are Our Brains: Nueorobiography of the Brain, from the Womb to Alzheimer's by D. F. Swaab

    this book is all about the brain. written in 2014. i got it from my library. it has many interesting things, from deviant behavior to standard development. it covers birth to death.

    for this thread, he talks about lecturing on brain research differences between male and female brains in the 1970s. at the time, everyone thought about cultural and social conditioning. the women and gay guys hated that he found that women and gay guys have different brains than straight guys.

    this is a really easy book to read. he does't go into cellular stuff much. its mostly simply about regions of the brain.

    the other book i recommend about the brain is How to Create a Mind by ray kurzweil. it is also a new book from the last year or so. it has a lot about cellular level stuff. it also has a lot about regions and systems or concepts of the brain. it is more difficult to read. i have skipped several chapters, but i may go back to them.

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    www.sciencevsfeminism.com has an article about this with numerous sources and studies to back it up. It is physically proven that men are smarter than women. Men have an average 10-12% larger brain mass. Brain mass is not 100% correlated to intelligence, but it definitely bears some meaning. There are other points in that article as well. Look it up, it's a good read. That being said, whether the average man is smarter than the average woman is something I won't judge. Thing is, just because someone has the capacity to think doesn't mean she will use that capacity. Men are more prone to put realz before feelz, therefore the analytical capabilities of men are much greater. Neuroscience has found that women use the left and right half of the brain simultaneously, whereas men tend to use the left half of the brain more often. This increases women's "social intelligence", whereas men's capability to analyze increases.
    Edit: Direct link http://www.sciencevsfeminism.com/the...-intelligence/

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    The Owners Manual for the Brain by Pierce Howard has a good list of 16 different brain-part differences on page 231 called Sex Differences in Brain Structure and Function.

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    top brain bottom brain by G. Wayne Miller and Stephen Kosslyn provides a way to explain different behavior, including females; beyond the male and female physical brain differences. it also provides the possibility that female and male brains have evolved to work different ways, in addition to the physical differences in male and female brains.

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    here is some physical brain science stuff and chemical brain science stuff from 10 years ago.

    Understanding Ourselves: Gender Differences in the Brain
    http://www.columbiaconsult.com/pubs/v52_fall07.html

    it has a list of chemicals. the article has several parts of the brain highlighted. i saved it if the website / article disappears.
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    here's a video with a talking french feminist woman, and a guy talking about brain and chemicals. a little chemicals goes a long way. testosterone is measured before birth, and correlated to baby thinking, identifying, and problem solving.

    Jordan Peterson Destroys Gender Denying Idealogue


    here is the full video:
    Gender and the Brain by The Agenda with Steve Paikin


    i've not watched the full video. i may comment on this.

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    here is a scientist who majored in neurology, which is the study of the brain. he is now a geneticist. he says women are good sometimes.

    MGTOW Talks: Sex Differences And The Brain by Thinking-Ape


    one of the things i learned from the video is that the brain is defined as a nerve. i had fun thinking that the brain is a nerve.

    i've listened to about 1 hour of it.... he says that the male brain is 10% better because evolution encouraged the use of more brain. the problem is the brain is the most fueled part of the body, so the big brain is something to risk. btw, the higher variation in male intelligence than female intelligence is a risk of evolution as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_di...n_intelligence

    he also says some interesting things about drugs. i hope they talk about birth control hormones. btw, he talks about hormones causing behavior.

    btw, i was recovering the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_di...n_intelligence link, and found another link: http://www.sciencevsfeminism.com/the...-intelligence/

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    Re: Woman Smart, Man Smarter

    http://www.livescience.com/14421-hum...fferences.html


    10 Things Every Man Should Know about a Woman's Brain
    By Robin Nixon | June 3, 2011 09:16am ET

    She changes every day based on her cycle

    Affecting up to 80 percent of women, PMS is a familiar scapegoat. But women are affected by their cycles every day of the month. Hormone levels are constantly changing in a woman's brain and body, changing her outlook, energy and sensitivity along with them.

    About 10 days after the onset of menstruation, right before ovulation, women often feel sassier, Brizendine told LiveScience. Unconsciously, they dress sexier as surges in estrogen and testosterone prompt them to look for sexual opportunities during this particularly fertile period.

    A week later, there is a rise in progesterone, the hormone that mimics valium, making women "feel like cuddling up with a hot cup of tea and a good book," Brizendine said. The following week, progesterone withdrawal can make women weepy and easily irritated. "We call it crying over dog commercials crying," Brizendine said.

    For most women, their mood reaches its worst 12-24 hours before their period starts. "It is not entirely an issue of free will," Brizendine stressed.

    She is affected by pregnant brain

    [birth control pill hormones fake pregnancy to prevent pregnancy.]

    Progesterone increases 30-fold in the first eight weeks of pregnancy, causing most women to become very sedated, Brizendine said. "Progesterone is a great sleeping pill."

    A woman's brain also shrinks during pregnancy, becoming about 4-percent smaller by the time she delivers, according to a 2002 study published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. (Don't worry; it returns to normal size by six months after delivery.)

    Whether pregnancy causes women to think differently is controversial -- one recent study linked memory problems to pregnancy hormones -- but some researchers have suggested the changes prepare brain circuits that guide maternal behavior.

    These circuits likely continue to develop after birth. Handling a baby releases maternal hormones, even among females who have never been pregnant, found researchers at Tufts University. While measured in rats, the finding offers a chemical understanding of the bonding that can occur among foster moms and children.

    The study was published in the journal Developmental Psychobiology in 2004.

    She is affected by mommy brain

    The physical, hormonal, emotional and social changes facing a woman directly after giving birth can be monumental. "And because everything else has changed, she needs everything else to be as predictable as possible, including the husband," Brizendine said.

    Over the course of evolution, it was rare for our maternal ancestors to be full-time mothers, said Brizendine, because there was always kin-folk around to help with child rearing. And a mother needs a lot of support, not only for her own sake but for the child's as well. Her ability to adequately respond to her infant can impact the child's developing nervous system and temperament, research shows.

    One way Mother Nature tries to help is through breastfeeding. Nursing may help women deal with some types of stress, studies suggest. (Too much stress, however, can disrupt lactation.) One study even found that breastfeeding might be more rewarding to the female brain than cocaine. The research was published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2005.
    She goes through adolescence twice
    No one wants to go through adolescence again. Its physical changes and hormonal fluctuations not only create mood swings and physical discomfort but nagging questions about self-identity as well.

    Women, however, lucky girls, get to do just that. They go through a "second adolescence" called perimenopause in their 40s. It starts around age 43 and reaches its pinnacle by 47 or 48 years old. (Men's hormones also change as they age, but not nearly as abruptly.) In addition to erratic periods and night sweats, a woman's hormones during this transition are so crazed she can be as moody as a teenager.

    The duration of perimenopause varies from two to nine years, with most women leaving it behind by age 52. [7 Ways the Mind and Body Change With Age]

    She loves risk during the mature years

    Once The Change has finished, and the body moves into its "advanced" stage, the female brain gets a second wind. While men start to show increased interest in relationships as they age, the mature woman becomes ready to risk conflict — especially if her nest is now empty.

    She may continue to feel motivated to help others, but her focus might shift from her immediate family to local and global communities. She may also feel a strong desire to do more for herself, and her career, after decades of care-taking, explains Brizendine.

    Whether she sows her newly wild oats with whirlwind travel, going back to school, or by playing the field depends on the individual, of course. But for many 50-plus women the twilight years are characterized by an increased "zest" for life and a hearty appetite for adventure.
    consider the real effects of birth control pills on a woman's behavior during her fertile years. then, a likely shift to quit using birth control in her declining years. she experiences both a chemical change, a social change, and a personal psychological change. this makes women transitioning in her late 20s to 30s volatile. it could have lasting affects into her later years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wool.wizard View Post
    here is some physical brain science stuff and chemical brain science stuff from 10 years ago.

    Understanding Ourselves: Gender Differences in the Brain
    http://www.columbiaconsult.com/pubs/v52_fall07.html

    it has a list of chemicals. the article has several parts of the brain highlighted. i saved it if the website / article disappears.
    they deleted it a few monthes ago between march and june. here is the full article from the internetarchive wayback machine:

    Volume #52, Fall 2007

    Understanding Ourselves: Gender Differences in the Brain

    What a difference a brain makes - small changes in the brain can show up in big ways in life. If you've read my last two newsletters you'll see that this year the focus of my newsletters has been on the brain. This issue examines gender differences in brain structures and hormones that contribute to behaviors in the workplace. I emphasize the word contribute because our behavior is based of a number of factors, including evolution, biology, our developmental environment, and the choices we make. As I pointed out in my last newsletter, we can change the wiring of our brains through practice, but first we need to understand how men and women use their brains differently.

    Differences Begin Early
    Estrogen and testosterone influence brain development, although the process of the way in which hormones and the brain interact to influence behavior is very complex. Louann Brizendine, MD, author of The Female Brain, points out that gender differences start before birth: female brains are flushed in utero with estrogen hormones, while male brains are washed with testosterone. Females begin studying faces as babies, which shapes their brain development. Research demonstrates that the skills of baby girls in making eye contact and facial gazing increases over 400% in the first three months of life, while facial gazing skills in boys doesn't. In one study, year-old girls looked at their mothers faces 10 to 20 times more than boys checking for signs of approval or disapproval. While the boys, driven by testosterone, moved around the room to investigate their environment and rarely glanced at their mothers.

    During puberty, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone continue influencing development. Teenage girls, flooded with estrogen, get stressed around relationships and ease their fear by banning together and being socially connected. Yes, they can be mean and use their language skills - passive aggressive rumor spreading - to undermine rivals in their competition for the boys (from an evolutionary perspective sexual competition is part of the survival mechanism). But they can apologize and re-bond when necessary. Testosterone flooding the brain of teenage teen boys has the opposite effect: the teenage boy wants to be left alone. He's not interested in conversation because testosterone decreases his desire to socialize except in pursuit of sex or sports. Teenage boys at this time get stressed around challenges to their independence and authority and seek to be respected and find their place in the male pecking order through competition and conflict. They don't look for connection in same way as girls do. These are brain-based behavioral patterns that continue to influence men and women throughout adulthood.

    Evolution: The Historical Perspective
    It is believed that women's ability to read faces enabled them not only to interpret what a child who couldn't yet speak needed, but also enabled them to predict what a bigger more aggressive male was going to do so that they could protect themselves and their children. Protection was essential: if a woman could band together with other women she was in a better position to protect her children and fend off any attacks. Women's brains, according to Brizendine, were programmed to keep social harmony.

    Men on the other hand were programmed to compete in order to reproduce and pass on their genes. In Sex on the Brain, Deborah Blum, sums up the basic beliefs of evolutionary psychology this way: "We descend from a mating system in which males must compete hard in order to become fathers, and in which females work hard to raise and support the young. That male reality demanded aggression and rules with which to contain it - hierarchy, competition, dominance. The testosterone drive is part of that. While females also had to compete, sometimes for mates and sometimes for food, their primary goals were social support, child care, and child protection."

    The present problem is that our environment has changed dramatically; yet, our brains, still influenced by these hormones, haven't changed as quickly.

    Gender-Driven Behaviors at Work
    This ability of the female brain to read others and strive for connection pushes women to be more alert to others' reactions and to look for the approval that will create relationships. Deborah Tannen's research on gender differences in the workplace demonstrates that women in Western business cultures still seek eye contact and watch people's faces seeking cues for approval or disapproval. Men can interpret this behavior as a sign of insecurity rather than a skill of observation and assessment.

    The same research indicates that men position their bodies in conversation differently than women, turning sideways or standing shoulder to shoulder in contrast to face-to-face. Women who desire that face-to-face connection can interpret this male body language as a demonstration of lack of interest and listening. These interpretations can escalate: if a woman misinterprets the male body posture as lacking interest or approval, her insecurity buttons can get pushed. This in turn reinforces the male interpretation that the woman lacks confidence. Women, attuned to reading body language, must understand what male body language means in today's world and learn how to manage their own emotional triggers. Otherwise, a woman can find herself caught in a downward confidence spiral.

    Men, driven by a need to compete even in subtle ways with each other, can view a woman as less of a leader if she doesn't take a competitive stance. I have coached women whose male bosses have told them they are not aggressive enough. One client's boss told her she needed to fight more in meetings. He wanted her to show her strength in a way that he would and judged her accordingly. But the psychological stress of conflict registers more deeply in the female brain, so it wasn't surprising that my client didn't know what to do with this information. She was competitive (a marathoner and tri--athlete) and a successful businesswoman, but she wasn't going to attack others and get in verbal fights. She wanted to connect, not separate by flexing her muscles to find a space in the male hierarchy. Men need to be more aware of these differences, especially in situations where there might be only one or two females present, for example, at the upper most layers of most organizations. Women have had to learn how to cope with men jockeying for position, but find it very tiresome. It would be beneficial for men to recognize the value of learning less competitive behaviors to decrease the political maneuvering at higher levels of organizations, especially if they want diversity at the top. One of the key reasons women leave organizations is that they don't want to engage in the political power struggles that occur at the top layers, which they see as energy draining and counterproductive.

    Differences in Brain Structures
    The amygdala is an ancient part of the brain, influenced by hormones, that processes fear, triggers aggression and action, and stimulates competitiveness. It alerts us to danger and switches on the rest of the body. The amygdala in men's brains is larger than in women's. Moreover the male amygdala has testosterone receptors that heighten responses, providing a biological reason for why men compete with each other more aggressively than females and why men can quickly escalate situations and enjoy the fight.

    Men and women respond differently to fear signals coming from the amygdala. When the amygdala fires a fear signal, a "fight or flight" reaction is triggered. We have now learned, however, that women's response can be different from men's: women's hormones, based on the evolution of their brains, tell them the way to safety is to gather in a group. So their response can be "tend and befriend." Women can reduce stress and promote a feeling of safety by connecting. When I wrote Success on Our Own Terms in the late '90s, one senior executive female told me that when she is stressed she needs to get out of her office and talk to others, while she noticed that the men at her level who were stressed tended to withdraw into themselves. What's important, as I mentioned in the last newsletter, is that if we are more conscious of the signals coming from our amygdala, we can change the way we respond to fear and adapt our behaviors to serve us better in today's world.

    The prefrontal cortex is the decision-making executive center of the brain. It oversees emotional information and puts a check on the amygdala. The prefrontal cortex is larger in women and matures faster in women than in men. This difference, combined with the fact that women have less testosterone and more estrogen flowing through their brains, enables women to look for solutions to conflict, even if it means they might give up more themselves to resolve the situation. For me, this helps to explain the difference I've seen in my coaching practice in the way men and women approach negotiations or handle customers. Women tend to look for ways to compromise and serve the needs of others, even at their own expense. Men tend to look for ways to come out on top, even with their own customers.

    The anterior cingulate cortex, which is another part of the rational decision making center of the brain that weighs options, is also larger in women, and has been labeled as the "worrywart" center of a woman's brain. Research demonstrates that anxiety is four times more common in women than men. So while evolution prompted women to be extremely cautious and collaborative so that they could protect their young, this cautiousness in today's business world can be interpreted, particularly by men influenced by risk-taking testosterone, as not being confident enough to step-up and take risks.

    The brain is divided into two hemispheres: the left hemisphere deals with language and verbal abilities as well as the ability to process information in an orderly, logical way. The right deals with visual and spatial information, as well as abstract thinking and emotional responses. The corpus callosum, which is the part of the brain that connects both hemispheres, is thicker in women enabling them to use both the right and left sides of the brain in a more connected way than men do. Women use both sides of their brains for visual and verbal processing, and use both sides to respond to emotional experiences, while men use the right side of their brain for spatial skills and the left for verbal skills. Even within the language-centered, left-hand side of the brain, there are differences between men and women's brains. Anne Moir and David Jessel, authors of Brain Sex, claim that "the difference in the layout of the average male or female brain is found to have a direct effect on the way men and women differ in their ways of thinking -- differences in brain organization in men and women will lead to differences in the efficiency with which they perform certain tasks."

    The hippocampus is the center for learning, memory and emotion and is larger and more active in the female brain. It is also estrogen sensitive and is a relay station for processing memories into words. Women have 11% more neurons than men in the brain centers for language and hearing. The connections between the two sides of women's brains enable them, on average, to be better at expressing emotions and remembering details of emotional events and communicating them. They use language to talk about feelings and develop consensus more efficiently than men do. Men's brains, more specifically organized and with fewer connections, enable men, on average, to focus more intensely and not be as distracted by superfluous information. Men using only the right side of their brains are able to zone in more quickly than women on certain kinds of tasks, for example, activities requiring spatial skills. Using both sides of their brains for processing spatial information takes women longer, while men take longer to process emotional information and to use certain language skills because of the location of these functions in the male brain. Several years ago, I conducted a 360-feedback process for one of my female clients. When I interviewed her male boss, he told me one of the characteristics he most admired about my client was her ability to read the emotions of people. He often took her with him to meetings because he recognized she could read people's emotions better than he could. Afterwards, she would debrief him, helping him interpret what he might not have been able to figure out as quickly by himself.

    Both men and women experience advantages and disadvantages from these brain differences. A strong belief in coaching is that the more you understand your strengths and weaknesses, the better able you will be to devise a plan to leverage those strengths and compensate for those weaknesses. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of the biological basis of who you are can help you to understand how to best use the advantages your brain provides, what to be aware of around the disadvantages, and how to make changes that will enhance your ability to succeed in your present environment. Knowledge is power and we shouldn't be afraid of understanding the biological component that contributes to making us who we are.



    HORMONES

    Chemicals that impact the structure and operation of the brain and interact with the brain to influence behavior.

    Estrogen.A hormone found in much greater abundance in women than in men that enhances female brain circuits helping women master nuanced social skills of communication, observation, and intuition. Estrogen protects physical health and mental wellbeing. It moves women toward developing harmonious relationships, staying connected, and toward a preference for avoiding conflict, and increases a woman's ability to literally feel gut sensations more than men.

    Oxytocin. A hormone that drives desire for connection, nurturing and bonding behavior, especially when combined with estrogen. In women, the feeling of connection reduces stress.

    Progesterone.A hormone that works in conjunction with estrogen - sometimes mellowing; sometimes the opposite.

    Testosterone. A fast-acting, aggressive, hormone and driver of sex. Men have 10 to 100 times more testosterone than women, enabling men to engage in interpersonal conflict and competition. The higher the level of testosterone, the more interest there is in winning the game, gaining the power, and defending the territory through strength, and the less interest there is in high quality social relationships.

    Vasopressin. When combined with testosterone this hormone has a subtle aggressive impact; when combined with oxytocin it supports connection, bonding and socializing.

    Cortisol.A highly sensitive hormone, made in the adrenal glands, that is activated under emotional and physical stress. Research on cortisol levels suggest that leaders with lower cortisol levels know how to relax under pressure and stay cool when facing challenges.

    Dopamine. A neurochemical that stimulates pleasure circuits in the brain and provides a sense of well being.

    Serotonin. A neurochemical that provides a sense of ease and calm, controls impulses and aggression. Women, in general, have about 30% more serotonin than men. Women whose ovaries make the most estrogen and progesterone are more resistant to stress because they have more serotonin. Women with less estrogen and progesterone are more sensitive to stress and have less serotonin.

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    here is another good article from the previous post source:
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150429..._Spring07.html

    Integrated Leadership: Using Your Whole Brain to Lead

    Spring is bringing me a new experience that is really exciting. In May, I'll be traveling to the town of Asolo in the foothills of the Dolomites in Italy to attend the first ever Neuroleadership Conference. Experts in leadership, executive coaching and neurology will be coming together to share new discoveries about how the brain shapes us and how we can learn to shape the brain.

    The latest buzzword in the coaching world is "neuroplasticity" - the ability of neurons in the brain to forge new connections and even assume new roles. According to Dr. Jeffrey Swartz, "Neuroplasticity means rewiring of the brain." I find this truly exciting as we are now gathering the hard scientific evidence from medical technologies to explain the success of "soft" techniques used by coaches, such as visualization, affirmations and behavioral modifications. We are now able to see the brain in action and scientists have been able to gain deeper understanding of how we are hardwired and how we can rewire ourselves to change our behaviors.

    In addition, there has been more research on brain differences in men and women. What many of us intuitively knew is now confirmed. Armed with scientific evidence we are better equipped to understand ourselves and to change and manage our behaviors more effectively.

    Two of the best books on the brain that I have read recently are The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Brain by Simon Baron-Cohen and The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, MD. According to Cohen, "The female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy and the male brain is predominantly hard-wired for understanding and building systems." Baron-Cohen provides evidence that, "on average, females spontaneously empathize to a greater degree than do males and that, on average, males spontaneously systemize to a greater degree than do females." This doesn't mean that all men are one way and all women another. Some people are systemizers; some are empathizers. And some are a combination of the two.

    However, statistical evidence demonstrates that more men are systemizers than women and more women are empathizers than men. To be a systemizer means that one's brain is more hardwired to "analyze, explore and construct systems in order to figure out how things work, extract underlying rules, and understand and predict the system or create new systems." To be an empathizer means that one's brain is hardwired to "³identify another person's emotions and thoughts and to respond appropriately in order to predict behavior and connect and resonate with others emotionally."

    These brain differences and thinking patterns emerged as a result of evolutionary pressures, and are attributed to both social and biological factors. Neither pattern is better than the other and both are needed. This is true in our personal lives and it's true in the business world. However, these differences pose interesting questions.

    If more men than women think systemically, does that mean current leaders, the majority of whom are men, are systemic thinkers, naturally more focused on the bottom line and a win/lose mentality than on the people involved in the organization? Did they reach the top because they excelled in the areas that comprise systemic thinking: construction and use of tools and mechanical systems; spatial memory; the ability to real social hierarchies with a focus on rank, power and wealth; a desire to compete to win; the ability to focus and tolerate solitude; and a focus on what team members contribute rather than on how they contribute or what they feel about their work. Or did these leaders reach the top because they were integrated - because they used a combination of systemic and empathic thinking? Were they also good communicators and empathizers, who were expert at understanding others and reading other people's emotional needs and were able to build and sustain relationships through connection and collaboration?

    Have women who made progress in corporate America succeeded because they were systemic thinkers or because they learned how to think more systemically or did the women who succeeded naturally have a combination of both systemic and empathic thinking?

    Corporate America started waking up to the value of empathy and emotional intelligence in the '90s. However many organizational cultures still reflect more systematizing thought processes than empathizing ones. Catalyst, the most renowned organization for research on women in the corporate world, just published their latest findings, claiming that women held only 16.4 percent of corporate officer positions in Fortune 500 companies in 2005, up only .7 percent since 2002. Catalyst predicts that at this rate it will take 40 more years for number of women corporate officers to equal the number of men.

    What does this mean with regard to leadership? Do we need to teach more women to think systemically and teach more men to think empathically? My belief is that the best leader is an integrated one: he or she knows how to think systemically and empathically and knows when to use each type of thinking. Maybe that's why leadership is so hard: an integrated thinking pattern only comes naturally to some of us and it requires the rest of us to reshape our thinking by literally reshaping the connections in our brains. The good news is that if our brains have plasticity, we can in fact become integrated and use the best of our systemic and empathic thinking.

    Stay tuned for the next newsletter in June and I'll share what I learn from the Neuroleadership Conference. Maybe with the science behind us we can get a better handle on how to help both men and women use their brains to lead more effectively.

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    Women function with gossip. Gossip is the collection of broad, various and sundry or miscellaneous information (often relating to social status). Women brains have more connections, and maybe (having more compared to men) gray matter is similar functions. Many people agree that very knowledgeable aka smart women are crazy or poor functioning. Some exceptional women have brains to support other functioning.

    Many men do not gossip. Many men prefer specific knowledge of one subject to use their larger brains with more neurons and more white matter to process.

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    [Scientists] Claim Google Viewpoint Diversity Manifesto Is Scientifically Accurate
    https://anonym.to/http://www.breitba...ally-accurate/

    The policies and atmosphere systematically ignore biological, cognitive, educational, and social science research on the nature and sources of individual and group differences.” - Rutgers University Professor Lee Jussim
    “In the case of personality traits, evidence that men and women may have different average levels of certain traits is rather strong.” - Professor David P. Schmitt
    “Among commentators who claim the memo’s empirical facts are wrong, I haven’t read a single one who understands sexual selection theory, animal behavior, and sex differences research,” he continued. “For what it’s worth, I think that almost all of the Google memo’s empirical claims are scientifically accurate. Moreover, they are stated quite carefully and dispassionately. Its key claims about sex differences are especially well-supported by large volumes of research across species, cultures, and history.” - University of New Mexico Professor Geoffrey Miller
    “Within the field of neuroscience, sex differences between women and men—when it comes to brain structure and function and associated differences in personality and occupational preferences—are understood to be true, because the evidence for them (thousands of studies) is strong. This is not information that’s considered controversial or up for debate; if you tried to argue otherwise, or for purely social influences, you’d be laughed at.” - Debra W. Soh, Ph.D., a Canadian science writer

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    Re: Woman Smart, Man Smarter

    Quote Originally Posted by wool.wizard View Post
    [Scientists] Claim Google Viewpoint Diversity Manifesto Is Scientifically Accurate
    https://anonym.to/http://www.breitba...ally-accurate/
    And here are the fuller responses from the scientists referenced in the above link:

    The Google Memo: Four Scientists Respond
    The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain

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    There are 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    Re: Woman Smart, Man Smarter

    Quote Originally Posted by flailer View Post
    excuse me.

    I agree, but, higher IQ point people are typically more demonized (by peoples unwilling to accept their limited point of view / depth of field)

    Does this not make high IQ people *more anti-social? I mean by societal standards?

    Or is it just easier to laugh-off (a more vocal number) of lower IQ people?
    well.. I was bullied a lot as a kid in school.. and I tested with "above-average" intelligence...
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