Brain Volume

Brain Volume


Male brains, on average, have a total volume that is between 8% and 13% larger than that of females.


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A study of thousands of brains from more than 20 years of neuroscience research has revealed the structural differences between male and female brains.

The meta-analysis of more than 126 articles published between 1990 and 2013 is the first of its kind to be conducted and shows that on average male brains have a total volume that is between 8 and 13 percent larger than that of females.

The team from Cambridge University, led by doctoral candidate Amber Ruigrok and Professors John Suckling and Simon Baron-Cohen from the Department of Psychiatry, looked at a wide range of demographics, covering all ages from babies to pensioners to reach their conclusions.


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