The Brain, male or female?

Firstly I must start with an apology, there have been no blogs for the last two weeks! I have been rather unwell. It is interesting to note anecdotally the impact this has on the thinking, clarity and attention span. Clearly the brain is distracted when we experience illness.

Luckily for me what I have has a solution and I will be having an operation in the next couple of weeks that will in all likelihood put me back to full health. What it does do for me is help me understand how challenging life must be for people coping with ongoing illness to function mentally.

Here is my pledge, I will get back on track with writing my blog on the subject of the brain.

For now, you might want to consider some fairly recent discoveries about the difference between the male and female brain. Imaging scans show that there is a significant difference in the neural pathways of men and women. This difference is consistent across the samples explored.

The male brain is full of pathways running from the back of the brain to the front that stay within the hemispheres. Female brains show pathways crossing the hemisheres and running in the opposite direction to males.

My brain is still a bit fuzzy at the moment so I suggest you do a little research to find out more. Recently the BBC Horizon programme “Is your brain male or female?”, if you are in the UK this programme may still be on BBC iPlayer.

I am hoping to get my notes together for a fuller blog for next week. See you then.


About Melody @ GWizlearning

Melody spent fourteen years gathering experience of the business world working in banking, telecommunications and the public sector before co-founding The GWiz Learning Partnership in 1993. Melody has a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Psychotherapy. She is an NLP Master Trainer which allows her to run NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer Training courses certified by the Positive School of Intrinsic Neuro-Linguistc Psychology. She is also a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and EI practitioner and added to all this is five years Transactional Analysis training, meaning she is able to help organisations access the hidden potential in their staff. She is also in demand for her work in transforming average or even troubled teams into high performers. Melody is a visiting lecturer at University of East London, teaching "Wellbeing and Positive Psychology" to undergraduates. Additionally, she is a member of the CIPD and is ILM accredited. Melody's interests are many and varied. She has a keen interest in personal development, canine and wolf psychology, conservation, movies and running. She also enjoys western horse riding, walking the GWiz dogs, nature watching and stage combat (particularly sword fighting).
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9 Responses to The Brain, male or female?

  1. Rose Saliba says:

    Wishing you well, Melody
    Healing thoughts coming your way.
    All the best
    Rose xxx

    Rose Saliba
    07949 199222

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Hi Melody. Sorry to hear that you are unwell.

    Just get yourself better and I for one will look forward to hearing more from you when you are well enough again.

    I too am up to studying the brain at the moment, which is for a new venture I am doing. But this subject is fascinating. I think that brain fog can be down to all sorts of reasons, illness, diet and stress being the main ones.

    So I will look out for your blogs again when you come back.

    All the best with your op. Remain in good form with your NLP and now is a good time to use the principles for yourself eh?

    Many regards

    Patricia Cherry

  3. Rachel Dando says:

    Melody, your posts are always informative. Wish you a speedy recovery to full health.

  4. Madeleine Tate says:

    Wishing you the best outcome and a speedy return to full health. Your wise words and reflections are always welcome – whenever they arrive in my inbox!

  5. sue mcmahon says:

    Sorry to hear you have been poorly Melody, i hope all goes well and you get back to normal soon.
    Take care

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. Alex Peplow says:

    Sorry to hear you’ve been rather unwell recently Melody. Thoughts are with you and hope the operation proves successful.

    All the very best,


  7. marketa says:

    Melody, I hope you feel better soon. Thinking of you.
    Marketa xx

  8. Kate says:

    So sorry to hear that you are unwell. I do enjoy your insights! Take time to recover. We’ll be waiting for you! All the best

  9. Tiffany Spicer says:

    Hey Melody Thanks for your blogs and hope you will be back to full health soon Tif 🙂 x

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