Re: Gender gaps on the brain

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 07 Jun 1999 12:11:02 -0400

Spike Jones wrote:

> > Gina Miller wrote: ... women have 55.4 percent gray matter
> > vs. 50.8 in men. The average brain weight of an adult male is 49.5 ounces
> > just over 3 pounds while women typically have a 44-ounce brain, a
> > one-third-pound difference.
> I agree with Marvin Minsky: astronauts should all be women, for women
> have a more favorable brains to weight ratio. {8^D

No only that but their higher body fat gives them greater resistance to motion sickness.