This Just In: The Real Reason Women Talk WAY More Than Men
You’ve probably heard that women on the average spout out some 20,000 words day (most of the girls I know can EASILY top that) and us guys roll in nowhere near that at about 7,000 words a day. But is there a biological reason why? You can thank FOXP2 (no that’s not a TV channel) for your gabbiness!
We have the medical researchers at the University of Maryland to thank for this little discovery… Turns it out just like everything else, our behavior can be tracked to a chemical (protein) present in our brains, this little one is called FOXP2 and is responsible for speech production and women have about 30% more of it than men do. They found this out because rats have FOXP2 as well although it’s twice as much more prevalent in the male of the species causing them to squeak a whole lot more than their girly counterparts. Interesting, huh? Read more here.