Male Brains Are 3 1/2 Billion Brain Cells or 18.1% Larger Than Female Brains

Men have more brain cells than women, study finds

You may be astounded to hear that "researchers", upon being astounded that men have 3 1/2 billion more brain cells than women and more than 18% larger brains, reported that "but in general they [men] are not more intelligent [than women]".

They seem to be completely unaware that we live in a country with a free enterprise economy were most orders are lost with a 2% price disadvantage, and an 18% disadvantage wouldn't even come close.  An 18% advantage over a competitor in any of life's arenas would make you a sure winner unless you got crippled as you fell on the finish line.  A 1% REAL increase in GDP in this era of disappearing inflation figures would be shouted from the rooftops--but an 18% increase is almost unheard of any place on the planet.  A 1% advantage in muscle tissue is the difference between a Gold Medal and no medal in the Olympics where 18% differences are unheard of--yet they really convinced themselves that an 18% advantage in brain tissue means nothing?

How can this be?

Well, the explanation is in their own words.

WHERE in the human brain does the reasoning reside which analyzes all the input from other parts of the brain which enables it to reach a valid conclusion?  Precisely in the 18% that's missing from the female brain. 

There's utterly no other explanation for such a ludicrous statement.

 
 
 
Copyright  1997 Nando.net
Copyright  1997 Agence France-Presse

COPENHAGEN (July 28, 1997 10:04 a.m. EDT) - Men have 16 percent more brain cells than women, but the extra gray matter does not make them any smarter, Danish researchers report.

Neurologists Bente Pakkenberg of Kommunehospitalet and Hans Joergen Gundersen of Aarhus University analyzed the brains of 94 Danes who died between the ages of 20 and 90.

Their final tally, reported in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, was that men have an average of 22.8 billion brain cells, compared to 19.3 billion for women.

"We were surprised by the difference," Pakkenberg told AFP. "We did not think it was so big, even though men's brains weigh more." That disparity is 150 grams, she said.

The research team used a technique that analyzed the brain layer by layer and gave a more accurate cell count, she said.

But Pakkenberg insisted the difference in cell number does not show up in tests measuring male and female intelligence.

"In these tests it is possible that men are better at some things than women, but in general they are not more intelligent," she said.