Women talk more than men, scientific proof

Women talk more than men, scientific proof

Ladies, if you have ever been accused of having a gift for gab, there’s now science that may explain what’s fueling your talkative talent. Researchers have discovered that women actually possess higher levels of a “language protein,” which causes them to speak more.

According to ScienceWorldReport.com, research shows the average woman speaks up to 20,000 words a day, about 13,000 more words than the average man, who belts out about 7,000 words, all thanks to a protein.

The study published in The Journal of Neuroscience points to a protein called ‘FOXP2’, which is a key molecule for communication in mammals.

Scientists originally started the research in young rats before testing their theory on humans.  Sampling children ages 4 to 5 years old that died in accidents less than 24 hours before being studied, researchers looked at the amount of FOXP2 protein contained in each child’s brain. They found that the brains of the girls contained 30 percent more FOXP2 protein.

With this new biological link, scientists are hopeful they may be able to trace back the actual evolutionary origin of speech.

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  1. That is A LOT of words. But I have no doubts on this research.

  2. Stephanie Johnson February 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm · Reply

    Ha…well I know if they checked my brain they might have gotten a thousand more words squeezed out. I'm certainly guilty…but I know many women who are not big talkers so I can agree with your doubts:-)

  3. Is this a suprise to anyone? Really?

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