A recent study by the team of researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that when men and women work together, their brains may not take the same approach to cooperation.
In this research, the areas of the brain that lit up were synchronized when two men carried out a task, and when two women did the same, although these areas were different in men and women. In pairs including one man and one woman, the brain activity didn’t synchronize.
More than 50 years of research showed that men and women have different ways of cooperation, the study says.
Dr. Allan Reiss, a professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and the lead author of the study said: “It’s not that either males or females are better at cooperating, or can’t cooperate with each other. Rather, there’s just a difference in how they’re cooperating.”
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