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Male and female brains

Male and female brains appear to wire up in different ways - a result of different hormones acting on the growing embryo. Some of these differences are apparent right from birth. Baby girls prefer to watch faces whereas baby boys watch everything equally. By school age, boys tend to be better at spatial skills, whereas girls are usually better at language skills. However, no abilities are just 'male' or 'female'.

Girls' and boys' brains work differently.
Girls' and boys' brains work differently.
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