• Question: Is it true that boys and girls have different brains.If it is true why?

    Asked by Janel to Cheryl, Christina, Daniel, George, Ivy on 23 Jan 2017.
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      Cheryl Andisi answered on 23 Jan 2017:

      Interesting question! There have been a number of questions on this forum, which I hope you can read through asking about brain size and whether it matters. The brain size in males is bigger than that in females. Whether that translates into functional differences is a different question all together. Women have been said to be able to carry out multi tasking compared to boys, talk more, and better at grasping languages etc… when you go medical schools, or most senior positions you will find more men. i do not think that this translates to better cognitive abilities in men. Now, with equity, women are shown to do just as well as men, or even better (remember KCSE 2016 results ? yaay!!) So id say it doesn’t matter if you are me or female, work hard and your brain wont let you down