Gender Brain Wiring Differences
Are you wired for intrahemispheric communication or interhemispheric communication?
Almost everyone would agree that 'male and female brains are different.' But 'how' they are different has provided the impetus for everything from humor to outright war. New research modalities are shedding some light on the differences through comprehensive maps of neural connections in the brain.
This seminar is designed to present information from Diffusion Tensor Imaging or DTI, a tool that can indirectly outline the path of myelinated axons that facilitate long-range conduction of electrochemical signals and are part of the brain's white matter. Already, researchers have established the level of connectivity between more than 100 regions of the brain--and, no surprise, have identied some fascinating gender differences in brain wiring. It includes practical applications related to direction finding, giving versus receiving directions for travel, driving, pecking order, and more. Plus, it can be so much fun when you stop taking differences personally. Talk about enhancing communication and relationships!
SUGGESTED TIME FRAME
This topic can be presented in 50-minutes.
People who want to explore DTI research (in easy-to-understand language) and use that information to enhance relationships with the opposite gender, personally and professionally.
Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:
- Define a connectome
- List two major wiring differences between male and female brains
- Describe how these gender differences impact asking for directions
- Identify two ways in which you can practically apply this information
Presented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc