Is Your Brain More Female or Male?

LIFESTYLE

Khadija L.

5 Min Quiz

What is the most important thing in your life?

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Are you more of a leader or a follower?

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Which of these words best describes you?

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What do you like to do in your free time?

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how competitive are you?

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Would you say that you are a patient person?

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Are you the type who tends to dwell on their mistakes?

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Do you have any regrets?

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When you are angry, you tend to…

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When assembling furniture, what do you do?

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What would you do if you won $10,000?

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What is the first thing that you do when you wake up?

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When thinking about past events, which of these do you remember best?

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Are you good at staying in touch with friends and family?

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Which of these languages would you love to learn?

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If you were to learn how to play an instrument, which of these would it be?

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Which of these subjects did you excel in, back when you were in school?

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You see a vehicular accident while driving home from work; what do you do?

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Which of these toys did you liked best as a child?

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About This Quiz

We are all human, and while we all have many things in common, we all know that there are differences between the male and female sexes, many of which we see every day. From the quantities and types of hormones being produced by the body to the way in which they interact with others, both males and females have traits that are unique to them.

These differences are so significant that there is even a field in neuroscience dedicated to studying the differences between the way that male and females brains work. One of the pioneers in that field is Dr. Nirao Shah, who when he began his research in 1998, wanted to explore the neural circuitry which regulated their specific behaviors. 

At a time when these sex-associated differences were thought to be as a result of cultural differences, Dr. Shah set out on focusing on the innate behaviors and the genes responsible for them. Fast-forward to almost 20 years later, both he and other independent researches have begun to unravel what makes us male and female.

Will this test determine that your brain is more male than female, or will it be split 50/50? If you would like to find out what it is, then you should take this quiz!

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