Gender Differences Teen Brains

A neuroscientist, Frances Jensen explained that teenage girls’ brains are more connected across hemispheres, they have superior language abilities compared to boys—about a year and a half ahead in their development, they may be ahead in the connections between the emotional and intellectual parts of the brain, they do as well as boys on math tests and have higher average SAT scores.[1]

[1] Frances Jensen with Amy Ellis Nutt. The Teenage Brain. HarperCollins, 2015, p. 228.

 

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