by Ing. Enrico Banchi, COO of Scuola di Palo Alto in Milan, Italy
Male and females: are we really different?
I have been teaching and talking about female and male brains since I miserably failed a negotiation with a lawyer in 1996. She was a woman and I was... distracted. My neuroscience expertise comes from 22-years of research, speaking and hundreds of hours talking and sharing stages with neuroscientists, psychologists, endocrinologists and molecular biologists such as John Medina, Martin Seligman and Mario Mancini among others.
Gender differences can be divided into three areas: genetic, neuroanatomical and behavioral. The genetic part is about the tale of the chromosomes. One X for everybody from mom and one Y or another X if we want to go to either the boys or the girls restrooms. These chromosomes have an effect on hormone production and from there the neuroanatomical part gets started.
The behavior part is extremely interesting.
It is important to understand that when science looks for behavioral trends, it looks at populations and not at individuals. Statistics don’t apply to individuals, so we of course will have males and females outside of the statistical norms.
Back to the differences, here is a list of the situations where brain gender plays an important role:
In day-to-day life it is important to understand for example that:
In business, understanding these differences is useful to:
These are the foundations for a training series called Urban Neuroscience that is changing the way we think about the opposite gender, how they decide and how they buy and sell products and services.
© 2018 Enrico Banchi
Enrico Banchi is an expert on the functioning of the brain, the neuroscience differences between the female and male brains and how it affects relationships in business and private life. He is an executive coach, a strategic consultant and a keynote speaker using his expertise in neuroscience to teach people how to improve their relationships in their professional and private lives and how to improve customer experiences. Enrico can be found on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and at paloaltoscuola.it and www.enricobanchi.com. You can contact Enrico at email@example.com.