- You have a great sense of smell
- You can’t drink as much as men can
- You can suffer from pain more
- You tend to cry more often
- Your dislike to spiders is genetic
- Your hormones can help you schedule your dentist appointments
- You listen with both sides of your brain
Dear ladies, this post is for you only. We did our best to find out some facts, which you probably didn`t know.
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You have a great sense of smell
Women are better at detecting a scent, says Pamela Dalton, PhD, an olfactory researcher with the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. Dalton has revealed that women have an impressive ability to choose up familiar odors even very small amounts of them.
Dalton claims that after women smell a certain odor during a month, they will be able to sniff it out at 1/1,000th of the original concentration. She suspects this has to do with hormones, because women of different age show different results.
You can’t drink as much as men can
And it`s not just a matter of weight difference. Women produce less enzyme that breaks down ethanol.
For instance, after drinking the same amount of wine, women have a higher blood alcohol level than men – and this is true even when controlling for size differences.
The woman body also has less water to dilute alcohol, which leads to a stronger buzz …and a dryer mouth and stronger headache the next morning.
You can suffer from pain more
Lately, a research has shown that when women and men are suffering from the same health conditions -cancer, back problems, infectious diseases -women are suffering more.
Researchers from Stanford University concluded that women feel pain more intensely than men, and not only because men are tougher, but because of the hormones as well.
Studies show that high levels of estrogen can trigger the brain’s natural painkiller system. But when estrogen levels drop, the system is thrown off, so women can have a stronger physical response to illness.
You tend to cry more often
According to William H. Frey II, PhD, a neuroscientist and author of Crying: The Mystery of Tears, adult women cry 5.3 times a month; adult men, about 1.4 times. And it`s not only about the social roles of men and women.
Frey names certain biological factors that make women more likely to weep. Firstly, women have bigger tear glands. Secondly, there is the prolactin, well known for its role in lactation, which also regulates the development of the tear glands and aids in the production of tears.
Frey shows that when a woman turns 18, she has 50 to 60 percent higher levels of prolactin than men do.
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Your dislike to spiders is genetic
Are you insanely afraid of spiders? Maybe it`s in your blood!
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University hold a research in which they measured instinctual reactions to insects by rating the expressions of fear on the faces of 11-month-old babies (they were shown separate photos of spiders and smiling people).
The female babies tended to spend more time looking at the human faces than at the spider, while male babies spent an equal amount of time gazing at both pictures.
The researchers have a hypothesis that women evolved to be suspicious about spiders, snakes and all kinds of weird creatures so that they could protect their helpless children at home while the men were out “working”.
Your hormones can help you schedule your dentist appointments
If you need to go to the dentist, you should check your calendar first.
To avoid experiencing a strong pain, researchers suggest scheduling your visit during the last week of your menstrual cycle (days 23 through 28), when estrogen levels are lowest.
But don`t forget to to visit your dentist regularly.
You listen with both sides of your brain
The Indiana University School of Medicine used fMRI machines to monitor brain activity while men and women listened to a certain music.
The study has shown that most men had activity exclusively on the left side of the brain (associated with listening and speech), most of the women showed activity on both sides (the right side is associated with creativity and expressiveness).
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