A study conducted at universities in Leipzig, Germany and Tel Aviv, India, has discovered that male and female brains have no overall structural differences when compared to each other.
The research team primarily focused on how the brain was structured and its anatomy, disregarding that actual processes of the brain. This was possible by investigating over 1.400 MRI scans taken from both male and female subjects.
Up to this point, it was believed that male brains and female brains present distinctions between themselves in order to form the specific way in which a male or a female thinks and acts. The study took the scans and compared them with each other in order to form three distinct groups: a male form group, a female form group, and a form group which had both male and female characteristics.
The result was outstanding, showing that only 6% of the scans showed distinctions clear enough for them to be put in either the male or the female group. But the study has only focused on the gray matter part of the brain, without any influence from connectivity processes. A study conducted in 2013 has shown that from a connectivity point of view, the brain truly differ.
The main distinction between the two was that male brains have more neural connection within each half of the brain while, on the other hand, female brains had those neural connection form bridges between the two halves. This leads to women’s capability of combining intuitive with analytical information while men tend to be better equipped with coordinating capabilities.
Because of the findings provided by this recent research, the old belief that most gender differentiation qualities arise from social and environmental influences might be partially true. But this refers to the way in which the neural synapses connect and function, not the anatomy of the brain itself. In accordance with the fact that scientists and researchers do not possess the information required to further analyze the complete inner workings of the brain to a full extent.
The possibility of humans being born in the form of a blank slate, ready to be formed by its environment into either a female or a male from a gender perspective is still somewhat probable. This comes at a rather fortuitous time for non-binary gender activists worldwide, because it proves that the human brain might not work in just male or female gender processes.
But the fact that male and female brains have no overall structural differences does not mean they are still different from other perspectives. More inquiries on the matter have to be made through extensive research and a larger study group in order to further elucidate the mysteries surrounding the inner machination of the human brain and its psyche.