There are some things that are universally true for both men and women. For instance, we all argued with our friends and family, we all stubbed our toe in the middle of the night, and so on.
However, there are some experiences that are actually different for men and women due to differences in physiology, psychology, and social structure.
Here are 8 such examples that are backed-up by science.
1. MEN SEE FEWER COLORS THAN WOMEN
I am sure that any man who ever heard words like ocean blue, navy blue, sky blue, sapphire blue, and so on, can agree with this. However, there is a biological reason for this.
Some scientists think that it can be attributed to the early past times when men were hunters and women were gatherers. Women had to distinguish between minor differences in color because while a pale-red berry was edible, a bright-red berry was considered to be dangerous.
Plus, men are more likely to be colorblind than women. This is because the X chromosome carries colorblindness, and women have XX chromosome that counteracts the other.
Still, this is not to say that men can’t distinguish between colors. But social conditioning plays a big role here and women indeed have an advantage when it comes to colors.
2. WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO FEEL COLD IN OFFICE BUILDINGS
If you are a man and you often find yourself arguing with your female coworker about the temperature in the office – science says you are both right.
One study named “Energy Consumption in Buildings and Female Thermal Demand” found that women actually feel colder than men because of the difference in their metabolic rates.
Plus, the study found that men cannot properly figure out the temperature that is comfortable for women. Unluckily for women, most thermostats at the offices are set by men so women are literally left in the cold.
So, ladies yes, IT IS COLD IN THERE.
3. WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE RELIGIOUS THAN MEN
George H. Gallup, Jr. is a staff writer who talks about the societal differences between men and women. He thinks that since society expects women to be caregivers, they feel like they are responsible for the moral development of their children.
He adds that women are more religious than men in general and they practice more consistently their faith.
4. WOMEN NEED MORE SLEEP THAN MEN
According to a book called “Sleepfaring” by Dr. Jim Horne, women’s brains are more active during the day because they tend to multitask, so they need more recovery time in order to function properly.
Unfortunately, women also struggle more getting a good night’s sleep. This is true even more for the women who are in a relationship because men are often heavier and when they move during their sleep they affect the women’s sleep.
5. MEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET SICK THAN WOMEN
According to a research, male and female have different immune systems which act differently to viruses. Namely, men have more fluctuations in the body temperature, more fevers, more inflammations, and they need more recovery time than women. This may be because men’s immune systems tend to overreact.
“It isn’t always the presence of the microbe or the presence of the virus that makes us sick,” said Sabra Klein, associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in an interview. “It’s our immune response, and the research shows that males have a heightened response that summons cells to the site of infection, which contributes to the overall feeling of sickness.”
6. WOMEN TEND TO TALK MORE THAN MEN
Not to enforce a stereotype, women don’t necessarily talk more than men, but they do talk more with their coworkers than men do.
This is according to a study from Harvard that included 42 men and 37 women – all students. The study found that the women actually talked more with their colleagues than men, especially when they needed to finish a project.
7. WOMEN ARE NOT AS CAPABLE TO SEE RAPIDLY MOVING OBJECTS AS MEN
According to one study published in the Biology of Sex Differences, men are better than women at seeing distant moving objects. The psychology professor behind the study is Israel Abramov who believes that this fact complements the idea that men and women had evolved differently in the past.
Men, who were hunters, needed to focus more and pay attention to fast-moving animals, as opposed to women, who were gatherers, and needed to differentiate between different colors and shades. So, men have more developed visual cortex than women and more hand-eye coordination.
8. WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO DONATE TO CHARITY THAN MEN
This also goes to the whole evolutionary process with women being the caregivers in the family. So, they are more likely to give than men.
Moreover, Debra Mesch from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute says that women are also more empathetic and more altruistic than men.
Mary Wright is a professional writer with more than 10 years of incessant practice. Her topics of interest gravitate around the fields of the human mind and the interpersonal relationships of people.If you have a general question or comment please fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible https://curiousmindmagazine.com/contact-us/ .