testosterone inhibits verbal fluency

The common belief that women are more verbally inclined than men may have science  behind it.

Men have higher levels of testosterone than female, and it is known that testosterone may inhibit a certain part of the brain; the Corpus Callosum. This component of the brain is responsible for the
interhemispheric flow of information within the Brain and its impeded
development is believed to be responsible for the reduced Verbal
Fluency (and perhaps Creativity) of males compared to females.

Source: HH 2006


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