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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: But is there a cure? Reply with quote

Why Women Talk More Than Men: Language Protein Uncovered

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You know all the times that men complain about women talking too much? Apparently there's a biological explanation for the reason why women are chattier than men. Scientists have discovered that women possess higher levels of a "language protein" in their brains, which could explain why females are so talkative.

Previous research has shown that women talk almost three times as much as men. In fact, an average woman notches up 20,000 words in a day, which is about 13,000 more than the average man. In addition, women generally speak more quickly and devote more brainpower to speaking. Yet before now, researchers haven't been able to biologically explain why this is the case.

Now, they can. New findings conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and published in The Journal of Neuroscience show that a certain protein may be the culprit.

In 2001, a gene called FOXP2 appeared to be essential for the production of speech. In order to test this protein, the team, led by J. Michael Bowers and Margaret McCarthy, looked at young rat pups. These animals emit cries in the ultrasonic range when separated from their mothers. The team recorded the cries over five minutes in groups of 4-day-old male and female rats that had been separated from their mothers. They found that male pups had up to twice as much of the protein FOXP2 in regions of the brain known to be involved in vocalization--perhaps an unsurprising finding since researchers noted that males made twice as many cries as females.

Next, the researchers wanted to test their findings in humans. They conducted a small study on human children aged four to five years who had died in accidents less than 24 hours previously. They then analyzed the amount of FOXP2 protein in the brains of these children. In the end, the researchers found 30 percent more FOXP2 protein in the brains of the girls.

The research shows that the protein, FOXP2, is a key molecule for communication in mammals. In fact, it could allow researchers to better understand other species that may or may not possess the protein, such as Neanderthals. With this new biological link, scientists could potentially trace back the evolutionary origin of speech.

That said, the research also gives a reason for why women tend to be better at small talk.


Hat-tip to joedoakes202 for the thread title.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly in the name of equality it will likely be mandated that all men have regular injections of the stuff, it's the only Politically Correct way forward, obviously.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BonezTheGoon wrote:
Sadly in the name of equality it will likely be mandated that all men have regular injections of the stuff, it's the only Politically Correct way forward, obviously.

Fuck that. Quality over quantity, I say.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BonezTheGoon wrote:
Sadly in the name of equality it will likely be mandated that all men have regular injections of the stuff, it's the only Politically Correct way forward, obviously.

Fuck that. Quality over quantity, I say.


Amen!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

men:
new die hard?
sure
1900?
ok

6 words to organize a movie watching evening, lets compare to women.

women:
do you want to see a movie?
oh, I don't know.. I have to ask Sally first
I am not in the mood, can't we watch Idol on tv?
5000 words later: cars are burning, 5 women will never talk to each other again, every single one of them sits at home, watching Idol, Dancing with hasbeens, jungle camp or some other crap talking on telephone with some other women why the other 4 are total sluts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Brilliant!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So science is now getting in on the War on Women bandwagon? Weren't they on the distro list with the memo that said men and women were the same?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So science is now getting in on the War on Women bandwagon? Weren't they on the distro list with the memo that said men and women were the same?


They were on the other list that is devising a way to MAKE men and women the same. Higher level communication than the distro you mentioned.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obligatory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXi8WmQ_WM
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Obligatory
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXi8WmQ_WM


I expected this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNmBauXYzgc

but then I remembered that you are an american.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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patrix_neo wrote:
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Are you Popeye?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
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"So why you sharing all this information with me?" lol

Was as far as I could watch.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
patrix_neo wrote:
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Are you Popeye?


Aye!
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