In the News (from DailyMail): “It is something many women will already know – and many a man will have discovered the hard way.
“Men find it difficult to read women’s emotions.
“Scientists asked male volunteers to look at pictures of people’s eyes and guess how they were feeling.
“Perhaps unsurprisingly, they found it twice as hard to guess a woman’s mood as a man’s.
“But it’s not simply for lack of trying, the study shows.
“The men were given brain scans while they looked at the pictures. The data suggested an unusual reason for the difficulty in reading women’s feelings.
“When looking at male eyes, men related what they saw to themselves. The parts of their brains linked to past thoughts and feelings lit up.
“They understood what other men felt by remembering similar moments in their own lives – and using them to evaluate the image, the researchers said.
“But when they looked at female eyes, they found themselves mystified.
“Their brains searched for memories of when they had seen another woman who looked similar to the image.
“This less personal process meant men found it harder to empathise with women’s feelings.
“The amygdala is a part of the brain believed to be important for empathy with others.
“The scientists found it showed more activity when men looked at a man, rather than a woman.
“And there may be very good reasons why men are better at understanding their own kind.”
My Comment: If it were the only difference between us! There are still many discoveries ahead that will show how different we are because we come from different upper roots: Zeir Anpin and Malchut. But instead of exploring differences, it’s better to focus on the opportunities to complete each other. Namely this combination will bring the world to happiness.