Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Corpus Callosum

We know that inner core of the cerebral cortex is consist of myelinated commissural nerve fibres. These fibres are connected the two hemisphere of cerebrum is called corpus callosum. These fibres are help to communicate and exchange of information of both hemisphere of the cerebrum in our brain.

Imagine in our house a two high speed computer are present. For network we use interface cable. This interface cable is called corpus callosum and two high speed are two hemispheres of the cerebrum.

The corpus callosum is consist of white matter and around 200 million of nerve fibres are connected between two hemispheres.

Roger Gorski a neurologist found that woman's brain has thicker corpus callosum as compared to the man's brain.. It is nearly 30% more thicker as compared to the man's corpus callosum.

Research say that due to the female hormone oestrogen women have Thicker corpus callosum as compared to the man. So women are more fluent in speech, ability to do multiple unrelated task, fast and accurate judgment about people and judgment etc.

Reference Books
  1. Dr. Chintamani Kara "Higher Secondary Psychology Part-1" New Age Publication, Cuttack, 2007 (Oriya)
  2. Ann Mcintosh Hoffelder and Robert L. Hoffelder "How the Brain Grows" series of brain works, series editors" Eric H. Chudler New York: Chelsea House Publishers
  3. Allan and Barbara Pease, "Why men don't listen and women can't read maps" Manjul Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal, India 2006
  4. Kara Rogers "The brain and the nervous system" Britannica Educational Publishing, New York, USA.

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