As members of the same species, the brains of human beings are more alike than they are different—regardless of gender. And sometimes, there may be greater differences between individuals within the same gender than there are between individuals of opposite genders. Nevertheless, there are differences that need to be recognized, honored, and understood—insofar as it is possible to do so.Does increased understanding remove the differences? Of course not, but it can reduce a tendency to take things personally jump to conclusions, act or react upon unrealistic expectations.
Unfortunately, some perceive differences from an antagonistic rather than from a complementary perspective. The reality is that men are from earth, women are from earth and in most cases it is possible to co-exist in peaceful collaboration. In this process of discovery, knowledge is power and it can reduce frustration. It can also be fun!
This category of Brain References encompasses one of the largest set of references on a single topic. As you review these references, keep in mind that many researched conclusions are presented in the form of generalizations. They typically are considered clearly applicable to about two-thirds of the population (Bell Curve of Distribution). Of the remaining third of the population, the conclusions will apply even more strongly to about half of them, and less strongly to the remaining sixth of the population. This does not invalidate the research. It does exemplify individual uniqueness. There are always exceptions based on individuality. In fact, average differences may not reveal anything about a specific person.
Nevertheless, researched conclusions are a good place to begin and they can serve as a base-line against which to evaluate behaviors. Use the information to help you better understand yourself and others.