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Towards a Graph Theoretical Approach to Study Gender

Towards a Graph Theoretical Approach to Study Gender

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TOWARDS A GRAPH
THEORETICAL APPROACH
TO STUDY GENDER
LATERALIZATION EFFECT IN
MATHEMATICAL THINKING
 
Manousos A. Klados, Chrysa Lithari, Ioannis Antoniou, Anastasia SemertzidouCharalambos Bratsas, Sifis Micheloyannis and Panagiotis D. Bamidis
 
BIBE 2012
 
IEEE 12
th
International Conference onBioInformatics and BioEngineering
 
Gender differences in mathematicalabilities
 
Gender differences in mathematical abilities, stillconcern the scientists who are trying to investigatethe females underrepresentationat difficultmathematics [1-2].
Both parents and teachers report that males seemto perform better in complex mathematicscompared to females.
What’s
going on the brain?
 
BIBE 2012 | 11-13 Nov. 2012 | Larnaca Cyprus
 
 
Anatomical Differences
 
BIBE 2012 | 11-13 Nov. 2012 | Larnaca Cyprus
 
Males have larger cerebra compared to females of thesame age and health status [6].
This difference is most prominent in the frontal and theoccipital lobes, bilaterally [7]
Males’ brain
have a thicker right hemisphere
Females have larger corpus callosum in contrast tomales [8-10]
The larger corpus callosum allows more information to flowbetween the left and the right hemisphere.
women use their both hemispheres, they tend to create moresynapses between them
 

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