Monday, November 30, 2009

Men and women 'respond differently to danger'

Men and women may respond differently to danger, a brain scan study suggests. A team from Krakow, in Poland, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess brain activity when 40 volunteers were shown various images. Men showed activity in areas which dealt with what action they should take to avoid or confront danger. But the study, presented to the Radiological Society of North America, found more activity in the emotional centres of women's brains.

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