If a woman can understand a man’s mode of thinking then she can actually understand a man better. There are so many researches that have been done on a man’s brain and a man’s thinking.
The results of some are quite predictable, while some aren’t.
Also, Neuroscience has told us that the male and female brain are wired differently; maps of neural circuitry show women’s brains are suited to social skills and memory, while men are perception and co-ordination.
1. A MAN’S BRAIN PREPARES HIM FOR FATHERHOOD
A 2000 study in Evolution and Human Behavior discovered that men’s prolactin (a hormone that stimulates milk production after childbirth) level goes up, and their testosterone goes down, in months leading to the birth of a new child. The research found that the soon-to-be-father goes through this hormonal change in reaction to his pregnant wife.
2. MEN ARE WIRED TO PROTECT THEIR TURF
Even in animals, the male are usually wired to protect their turf, as biology taught us that even lizards protect their colony. There is a part of the brain that prompts a human to defend his/her turf. However, that part of the brain is larger in males than in women; the part of the female brain is more into being possessive and isn’t wired to be aggressive compared to the male brain.
3. MEN ARE ALSO VULNERABLE TO LONELINESS
Men are also faced with loneliness — mentally and physically says Dr. Louann Brizendine, author of “The Male Brain”. He believes that men do not reach out to others and this in turn leads to isolation and loneliness. However, when men are in a stable relationship, they tend to be healthier, live longer and be more flushed in hormones that decrease anxiety.
4. MEN ARE WIRED TO CHECK OUT WOMEN
If you notice, men have that habit of checking out a lady wherever they go; science has an explanation for that, as it’s believed to be part of the male brain. Dr Pranjal Mehta, a social psychologist at Columbia University, has found that testosterone actually impairs the impulse-control region of the brain. Men have six times more testosterone flowing through them than women, and that’s a major reason for such behaviour. However, she reveals that “they often forget about the woman once she’s out of their visual field”.
5. MEN ARE MORE EMOTIONAL THAN WOMEN
According to a 2013 study carried out by neurologists at Mindlab, men are actually more emotional than women, just that they are better at hiding it. Neuropsychologist Dr David Lewis, the director of Mindlab and a former lecturer at the University of Sussex revealed that ‘men feel emotion just as much as women, sometimes more strongly, but are less willing to express these emotions openly due to expectations put on them by society’.
6. MEN ALSO WANT TO GET MARRIED
We all know how much women love to get married; the men aren’t left out either. A study of Bolivian men (published in 2007 by The Royal Society) showed that they are more likely to cheat before they turn 30. After that, men are more wired to settle down and provide for their families.
7. MEN MATURE BETTER AS THEY AGE
When men are very much younger, life to them is all about competition, but as they get older they become less competitive and more of a team player. A study by Dr Mehta and his team which was published in the journal hormones and behavior in 2009 found that as men get older they tend to pay more attention to relationships and bettering the community. Dr Mehta says this is so ‘because they no longer need to compete for status or mates – they focus on bonding and cooperation’.
These researches really go a long way in revealing a lot about a male brain in connection to relationships.
Credit to livescience.com as it was source to some of these wonderful researches.