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Describe the difference between male and female adolescent brains.

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted September 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM via web

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Describe the difference between male and female adolescent brains.

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orchid101 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted September 27, 2013 at 6:03 PM (Answer #1)

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The prefrontal cortex of females is larger than the males and it develops earlier. Females uses more sensory memory than the males. It is because of larger hippocampus and a stronger neural connections. The corpus callosum of females is 25 percent larger than a male's. The corpus callosum is the bundle of nerves and it sends signals across the two parts of the brain. Males have more cortical areas than the female's and it is related to spatial mechanical functioning. Due to more cortical areas Females are better at sensory memory and listening.

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