Male and female brains are hardwired differently

The results of a new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of kids’ brains shows that girls are hardwired to care more about one-on-one relationships, and boys are focused more on groups and competition with other boys.

Perhaps it’s evidence that evolution has programmed boys to compete within large groups, so they can learn to eliminate rivals for women — and that girls have been programmed to judge, one-on-one, who would be the most protective father for offspring.

This may not come as a huge surprise to parents of teenage kids, but now there’s some science to help explain the difference.

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