There's an old stereotype that women OVERTHINK things more than men . . . like agonizing over 15 almost identical shades of yellow paint for a room, or consulting with dozens of people over what an emoji meant in a text they just got.
And we're here to tell you that stereotype is . . . totally true.
A new study looked at 45,000 brain scans and found that women's brains are SIGNIFICANTLY more active than men's. In other words, women are using a lot more mental energy than men.
And the two areas where women's brains are WAY more active than men are the part that regulates focus and impulse control . . . and the part that's associated with mood and anxiety.
In other words: When women are faced with a problem, their brains kick into overdrive to focus on it, deeply analyze it, and worry about it. Men's brains are much less likely to do any of that.