I’ve been reading The Female Brain (a killer book, BTW, go check it out), here’s an interesting quote:
In the brain centers for language and hearing, for example, women have 11 percent more neurons than men. The principal hub of both emotion and memory formation—the hippocampus—is also larger in the female brain, as is the brain circuitry for language and observing emotions in others. This means that women are, on average, better at expressing emotions and remembering the details of emotional events. Men, by contrast, have two and a half times the brain space devoted to sexual drive as well as larger brain centers for action and aggression.
No wonder they say that life begins at 40, when the male sexual drive is not as great. I found more on that subject:
Research done in the 1930s in the west of over 250 000 people disclosed that rarely does an individual enter upon highly creative effort in any field of endeavor before the age of forty. The average man reaches the period of his greatest capacity to create between forty and sixty. Hence the phrase life begins at 40. The major reason why the majority of men who succeed do not begin to do so before the age of forty to fifty, is their tendency to dissipate or waste their energies through over indulgence in physical expression of the emotion of sex.
So, over-40 readers, is there any truth in this?