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Okay it will women on average say 20000 more words -- -- in men and some researchers state.
Approaching called fox.
Joining us now far.
Ongoing series that point for century and beyond one of the researchers on this project doctor Margaret McCarthy who's the chairman of pharmacology at the University of Maryland school of medicine.
Thank you so much for joining us today.
Obviously this finding has so many people's.
Buzzing about the fact that OK there's only confirms what a lot of people have been complaining about before particularly husbands.
And boyfriends and that women talk to match and that is now scientifically proven that our brains are wired differently.
Then explain that first.
Well there's lots of aspects of our brains that are very different.
Wiring is one of the terms that we use but the other things that are different -- the way we.
Express our jeans in our brain is is different than males and females and it and it sends a lot of aspects of things about men and women that are different not just language.
So when we say that women talk -- we've been able to isolate that in the brain saying that they are predispose to doing that basically on the genetics and well what we have is a gene that has been associated with language called fox.
And what we did was for the first time ask is this -- the protein -- it makes different in men and women but to simply hadn't been asked before.
We extended our studies from animal studies which we've shown that differences in the amount of the pro team between male and female -- laboratory animals.
Affected how they vocalize.
So now and the humans we can only look in this in postmortem tissue so we can't say that one individual.
More protein makes that individual top more but we did find more the protein in the brains of four and five year old girls as opposed to boys and that's an age at which girls have a richer and more complex vocabularies than boys.
Whether or not that extends to adults and two husband wisely don't really know yet.
Let's talk for a moment about what this research is going to have help this finding and use it going forward.
Particularly when it comes to diseases that are.
Right now so complex and there are not a lot of answers for why what would what we can do you do to stop them.
Yes so that that's right the diseases of the brain are extremely complex and and when things we do is try to simplify them and look for common themes.
And one of the common themes is that your gender isn't a potent predictor of your relative risk of getting in a psychiatric or neurological disorder.
So boys are much higher risk of developmental on such disorders such as -- -- dyslexia stuttering threats early onset schizophrenia.
And one of the commonalities of all of this those disorders is impairments in either speech or language.
And the fact that we found that this protein is lower in the male brain when it's developing -- remember we looked at young children.
Suggest that this might be one piece of the puzzle that increases their vulnerability to these developmental disorders hoping that I take this for search and go forward to see if we can actually use this to help.
In the fight against autism absolutely true what we're trying to do is understand why is it lower and -- in other words what how is it regulated and -- we can develop therapeutics around.
Fascinating thank you very much for joining us we appreciate it my five.
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