How Boys' And Girls' Brains Process Trauma Differently?- A new research

  • A brain area called the anterior circular sulcus was larger among boys who had symptoms of a trauma, compared to who didn't.
  • But among girls in the study, this brain region was smaller among those who had trauma symptoms.
  • The region is associated with emotional awareness and empathy, the researchers said.
  • A potential explanation for these results is that “exposure to traumatic stress may impact brain development rates” differently in boys than in girls.
  • There are structural differences between the sexes in one region of the brain called insula.

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