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Why Women Talk More Than Men: Language Protein Uncovered

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.

read more http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/5073/20130220/why...




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Great news

Now all we need is to come up with a medicine that reduces this protein during their PMS.

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"PMS" ?

"PMS" ?

... for "Precious Metals Seeking" ?

:P

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I guess that means a gold

I guess that means a gold digger

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I'm her gold :P

I'm her gold :P

/end-of-bragging (for today)

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After reading this

I thought about it and can honestly say that I know more male motor-mouths than female. My x-husband could talk excitedly for hours and not even realize I hadn't said anything and had stopped paying attention. A couple of times I told him "you talk too much" and he'd reply "you don't talk enough." :-/

I'm thinking it's more an introvert/extravert thing than gendre related. Or maybe it just seems like someone else talks too much if what they're saying doesn't interest you.

Praise God !!

I have seen the light!!! LOL

Thanks very much for posting.

I asked myself many a time...how is it humanly possible for women, some way more than others to talk so much without damaging their vocal chords?

donvino

Urgh! Tell me about it. I'm the only male county nurse in our DM

Endocrinology Clinic unit (two males, incl one P.A.) among total 11 female nurses/N.P./P.A....even seeing patients, NON-STOP female chatter about hair, clothes, shoes, bags, gossip, sharing cellphone pics, etc, much ado about NOTHING...

Too often, they drive me friggin' NUTS!!!

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The article is interesting, but...

The article is interesting, and indeed there seems to be a correlation from this protein to the small talk proficiency...

But then, that fails, or omits, to explain fully:

where do "small talk-charismatic" males, e.g., motivational speakers, get this protein from? Do their bodies learn to make or get more of it, alike the female body?

I mean, these guys do this for a living - lots of improvisation, not everything at all is scripted - and I don't quite imagine them all of a sudden much less talkative in private when they're off the hook of their job...

No?

What am I missing?

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hahaha

That first comment under the article cracked me up.

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Badass one :)

Badass one :)

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Seriously, now...

Seriously, now...

No, I don't feel like one gender talks particularly more than the other... Not significantly, anyway, IMO. Lot of variety in individuals...

But I DO feel the genders often have (thank God, not always) different focus / center of interest ... at the same moment.

Hence quite a bit of qui pro quo... or confusion.

Just deal with it, grown ups ! :)

P.S.
Notable exception, though: teenage GIRLS. Definitely.

Quite unique a phenomenon.

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Bob-45

I know this article is complete with a scientific study and all, but I don't buy it.

Men talk more and they are louder and more boisterous. From this girls pov at least.

Thanks for your article though Bob, I always enjoy your posts.

Thank you for the kind words. If this matters to you,...

I vastly prefer the company of women because they as stimulating on so many levels. Men who cannot get by physical aspects are really missing out.

Here is a case study in my family...

In one month my family members tallied up the following amount of minutes on their cell phones (estimating).

Dad: 160 min
Me: 300 min
Brother: 400 min
Sister: 1800 min
Mom: 2500 min

Those numbers might be exaggerated to make a point, but the difference was extreme enough for it to be comical.

WHAT !!!

MOM - that is over 40 hours?

donvino

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Well.. but that's in a month, you know... :p

Well.. but that's in a month, you know... :p

LOL

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Approx. monthly consumption on this end

Approx. monthly consumption on this end - voice only:

Dear wife: 45 mins
I: 30 mins
Step daughter 1: 1000+ mins (?)
Step daughter 2: 2000+ mins (?)
Step son : 15 mins (?)
Son 1: 15 mins
Son 2: 0 mins

Hence, my assessment.

Q.E.D.

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lol

Ok... well here is a case study from my family. I grew up with my Dad, and Uncles as my primary caregivers, along with my Grandpa until he passed. I have 3 cousins that are all boys that I also grew up with. My two closest friends are also boys. And I never get to talk. lol.

I also heard:

That they have come out with a new breast implant that plays music.
Because women say men are always staring at them and never listen to them.

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Wrong.

Wrong.

Women talk more than men because we men love to listen to them.

Plus, we're sooooooooo good at it, duh ! ALL the time.

Ask my wife !

Mwahahahaha.

:P ;)

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Sarcasm or not....

That was a very nice reply lysiandad :)

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... lol, such an easy one,

... lol, such an easy one, though...

:P

Mwahahahaha !

Okay. Not ALWAYS funny ... Hmph. ;)

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Yeah,

cause you know your wife is gonna read it. lol Smart man.

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LOL. Nope.

LOL. Nope.

In fact... the exact opposite.

She's genius to always read the worst from me, and to miss the best !

Yet... she still keeps me.

Go figure ! ;)

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if i shit a lot

i would have special proteins for bowel movements too

To counteract that

Men must have extra protein that inhibits hearing. Lol

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What?

Huh?

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What, what ?!

What, what ?!

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