Why women cry more than men

New book explains what goes on in our brains

A fascinating book reveals what’s really going on inside our brains and why women are more emotional than men.

Written by Rita Carter, a leading science and medical writer, The Brain Book explains that there are a number of structural and functional differences between male and female brains.

The human brain is divided into two hemispheres that do different things. They are connected by the corpus callosum, a thick band of nerve tissue that carries information between the two.

This band of nerves is slightly larger, on average, in women than in men – which means the emotional right side of the brain is better connected to the analytical left side. This may be why women are more emotionally aware, and why as a result we cry more.

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