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Facts About Men Brain! by Nobody: 12:57am On Dec 20, 2013
A man’s brain is a thing of mystery. No one
truly knows what lies behind every thought
and action that springs forth from it. Women,
as much as they try, have difficulty
unlocking the door and understanding the
closely guarded secrets of the male brain.
Nevertheless, there are a few secrets about
men’s brains that have been discovered by
science. Are you eager to be in the know?
Check out the following interesting facts
about men:

1. Some men actually stop wanting to
sow their wild oats.
Are you in shock over this one? After all, it’s
a common assumption that men find it hard
to be faithful. They are usually depicted as
wild stallions that want to remain free from
any attachment in order to fully enjoy their
freedom.
Well, here’s the truth: after the age of 30,
guys can have a strong urge to remain loyal
to their partners. In the year 2007, there was
a study published about the matter in the
Proceedings of the Royal Society. The
Bolivian men who served as the subjects in
the said study, were found to be capable of
making it their priority to provide for their
families.
Furthermore, those who don’t possess the
“promiscuity gene,” about 6 men out of 10,
are more likely to get hitched. Of course, that
still means there are 4 out 10 men who are
prone to being unfaithful.

2. They’re extremely concerned about
who’s in charge.
Here comes another interesting fact about
men – at the tender age of 6, boys start to
be preoccupied with setting a stable
hierarchy. They get anxious when there’s an
unstable or nonexistent pecking order and
thrive in settings where the issue of who’s
boss is crystal clear. This might explain why
a lot of men are dying to be in the military
and other such work settings. The
unambiguous chain of command is
something that men truly appreciate and is
quite useful in lowering testosterone levels
and reining in male aggression. Hmm.
Wonder how they truly feel about women
being in charge?

3. Guys also undergo hormonal changes
when their wives are expecting.
One of the funny facts about men is that
they actually undergo hormonal changes
when their wives are carrying their babies.
Few people are aware of this phenomenon.
Hormonal surges are more commonly
associated with the highly emotional
pregnant women. After all, soon-to-be
mothers are notoriously known for erratic
mood swings that send their husbands
running for cover. Who would have time to
think that the husbands were also
experiencing a few hormonal changes?
Well, a study published in 2000 in Evolution
and Human Behavior found that men’s
prolactin levels rise as their testosterone
levels drop during the months before they
become fathers. Men’s brains are also
geared up for cooperation as well.

4. As they age, males become less
competitive and more cooperative.
Have you ever marveled at how competitive
the males of our species can be? Men as a
gender have a reputation for being power-
hungry and competitive. Boys want to have
the best cars, teenage guys compete for the
perfect dates, and grown men yearn for the
topmost station in life. Is there no end to all
that competitiveness?
There is, according to a 2009 research
printed in an issue of the Hormones and
Behavior journal. As more years are added
to a man’s life, he slowly loses an appetite
for testosterone-fueled competition and
leans toward bettering the community. If an
older man does participate in competitions,
he usually favors contents that need team
cooperation.

5. Their unique daddy-play is favorable
to kids.
Daddies play with their kids in a distinct
way. They tease their kids a lot, engage
them in more rough-housing, and tend to be
more spontaneous with their play methods.
While a mom might view rough play as being
bad for kids, the special type of play that a
dad and his kid engage in might actually do
a lot of good.
Studies discovered that such types of play
prepare children for the harsher real world by
teaching them to become more confident
and learn better. It has also been shown
that when a dad is more involved with his
children, they are less likely to exhibit risky
sexual behavior.

6. Men are highly protective of their
territory.
While women are also prone to fits of
blinding jealousy, men are particularly prone
to violence when their territory, security, or
loved ones are threatened. Most people
would attribute this tendency to high levels
of testosterone, but no one really knows for
sure the cause behind such a behavior. It
could be as simple as a survival instinct
that’s been passed on from one generation
to another as the human species evolved.
Maybe future research will reveal that the
human male’s brain simply has a larger
portion dedicated to defense compared to
the human female’s brain, which is the case
for other mammals.

7. They’re programmed to check out
women.
With this interesting fact about men, guys
can finally breathe a sigh of relief – they now
have an excuse to give whenever their
partners catch them checking out other
gorgeous female specimens (good luck with
that!). Women, you can point the finger at
testosterone.
Apart from being associated with hostility
and aggression, the said hormone also plays
a huge role when it comes to a guy’s libido.
It has also been found to impair the male
brain’s impulse-control centers. This might
be the reason why men automatically ogle
women as if it’s an auto-pilot response.

8. Males are natural problem solvers.
Guys usually get a lot of flak about not being
able to empathize as well as women. Well, to
set things straight, they do – it’s just that
their empathy gets placed on a back burner
while their brains are searching for the
solution to the problem at hand. The “solve-
it” center of the male brain rapidly takes the
reigns, so that men are already searching for
ways to fix the matter as women are still
expressing their empathy. At least this way,
the stressed or problematic person gets the
best of both worlds – the empathy he craves
and the solution he needs.

9. They can be just as lonely as women!
Women love to share their feelings and
express their feelings when they feel
loneliness, but most men just tend to keep
quiet. Men who do express loneliness or
depression are often old to “man up”. This
doesn’t mean, though, that men are less
likely to feel the emotion itself. Author of The
Male Brain, Dr. Louann Brizendine, says that
older guys are particularly vulnerable to the
effects loneliness can have on one’s health
and brain. Because they don’t reach out as
much as women, men are more prone to
developing ill effects from being lonely.
Guys, don’t fret too much. Studies show that
living with women can work wonders on
preventing loneliness and its toll on the brain
and body. Of course, you won’t find out for
sure unless you enter a stable relationship
with a woman.

10. During infancy, boys are more
emotionally reactive than girls.
This one probably comes as a shock.
Females are usually viewed as the more
emotional of the sexes, but males are
actually capable of being more emotionally
reactive – they just learn how to hide their
emotions and adopt a poker face when
handling things. This is probably why the
emotional tendency is more apparent in
infant boys; they just haven’t learned how to
hide their “unmanly” feelings yet.
The male brain is indeed cryptic. There may
have been a few interesting and funny facts
about men revealed here today, but there’s
a lot more about men that still needs to be
discovered. It comes as no surprise why
they are labeled as “coming from Mars.”
Re: Facts About Men Brain! by saemmanuel(m): 1:34am On Dec 20, 2013
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