Language protein in brain differs by sex

Language protein in brain differs by sex

Language protein in brain differs by sex.

Males and females acquire language differently: it has been well documented in children, where on average girls tend to speak earlier, with greater complexity, than boys. We also know that animals differ by sex in the ways they communicate.

Now a new study from the US may go some way to explaining why, because it finds that the brains of male rat pups contain more “language protein” than their female counterparts, while in humans it appears to be the other way around, boys have less than girls.