- Publish Date
- Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:44PM
Ladies, you've just won the battle of the sexes.
Scientists at the University of Zurich have found that women are prone to be kinder and more generous than men.
Their research looked at how male and female brains react differently to “prosocial” (selfless) and selfish behaviour, finding that when a woman exhibits some form of kindness, it triggers a greater reward signal than it does in men, whose reward system is stimulated more by selfish behaviour.
However, this isn't your chance to be too hard on the lads as lead author Alexander Soutschek.noted that further studies would be necessary in order to “take into account gender differences more seriously.”
He also added that while these discrepancies are apparent at a biological level, they are not necessarily inherent and could be derived from various social and environmental factors.
So in a nutshell, women can be selfish too, just not as much as men!