The brain is a collection of nerve cells, and it is made up of millions of neurons.
But for most people, the male brain is more akin to a giant plastic blob than a real, functioning organ.
“The male brain has about 300,000 neurons in it, whereas the female brain has between 150,000 and 400,000,” said Dr. John MacDougall, a neuroscientist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
That’s why men can see women better than women can.
“What’s happening is that the female-to-male brain ratio is so much higher than the male-to, say, the female or the male to female ratio,” he said.
So when men see women, their brain’s neurons fire up to try and process what they’re seeing.
But it’s not always so successful.
“So when you’re viewing women, your brain’s working hard to make sure you’re seeing something the same way that the male does,” Dr. MacDougal said.
“But if you’re watching men, they’re doing what they should be doing.”
The female brain is also wired to see faces more clearly.
“That’s the reason women are often better at seeing faces,” Dr MacDougalls said.
Female brains also use their vision to judge whether a person’s attractiveness.
And in the male sex, women have evolved to use their smell to determine whether a face is attractive or not.
“When you’re looking at a female, you’re actually smelling the woman’s hair,” Dr McDougall said.
But the female is able to smell better than the man, and women are also able to perceive what men are looking at differently.
This is because, unlike men, women’s brains are designed to process images in a visual system that includes the visual cortex, Dr MacDouches said.
That means they’re able to see images in much the same fashion as men.
“We’re not looking at the same kind of picture in our brains,” Dr McCrackall said, adding that women’s brain may be more likely to see male faces in certain situations.
In fact, some researchers think the male’s ability to see female faces may be why we see more female faces in movies.
“It may be that we’re able more readily recognize female faces because they’re more attractive,” Dr O’Brien said.
It could be that the ability to recognize female and male faces helps explain why females are so much more likely than males to be murdered.
“A woman can be murdered by a man in just two ways,” Dr Zemel said.
The first is through rape, which can happen when a man forcibly penetrates a woman through vaginal or anal penetration, and she can’t escape.
“And if she doesn’t resist, the man can do whatever he wants,” she said.
Another way a woman can avoid rape is by lying to a man.
“Women are more likely when they lie to men, and if they lie, they can’t really tell if the man is interested or not,” Dr Sargent said.
Other studies have found that women who lie to a male are more successful at controlling their sexual partners than women who do not.
Women are also more likely for men to be interested in a female’s body, according to Dr Zegel.
“In other words, women are more interested in what men do, because that’s what the male body is,” Dr Mihalcev said.
And if a woman lies to a mate, she can also control what happens to that mate.
“I think a lot of men do want to see their mates naked, and they want to be able to control that,” Dr McGoldrick said.
While the brain’s ability for seeing faces and smell may help explain why men are more attracted to women, Dr Zevel and Dr Zemeel said there’s another explanation.
“You may be looking at male faces because it’s socially desirable,” Dr Dias said.
For instance, women may be less likely to want to date someone who has been seen naked.
“If you look at a guy who’s got a tattoo on his face, you’ll notice that if you see him in the mirror, you can see that his penis is visible,” Dr McMickles said.