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Why Russian Girls Have the Gift of Gab

20. March 2012 by Masha 0 Comments

Have you heard the old Russian joke about the two women who spent 10 years in prison together, sharing the same cell? On the day they were released, rather than rushing home, they stood at the prison gates and chatted for a few more hours!

 

It's a scientific fact that women have larger verbal areas of the brain than men, due to a flood of estrogen during puberty. Females end up saying over 20,000 words per day, which is three times as much as the average guy.

 

However, it's more than just chemistry; ladies love the release the feel and the bonds they form through babbling. 

 

"Talking for women, more or less, is the safest and the most efficient way to decompress and temporarily make sense of that myriad of emotions that overwhelm us," explains Svetlana Kolchik, deputy editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Marie Claire magazine. 

 

"We tend to repeat things and jump from one subject to another like butterflies on a sunny spring day, focusing on some unimportant details and completely ignoring others," she continues. "It’s no wonder men sometimes can't really figure out what it is we're saying."

 

Another subconscious reason Russian girls may gab so much is for that dopamine rush. 

 

"Connecting through talking activates the pleasure centers in a girl's brain. Sharing secrets that have romantic and sexual implications activates those centers even more," writes Dr. Louann Brizendine, a San Francisco neuropsychiatrist and author of The Female Brain

 

Don't be surprised if the emails you receive from Ukrainian brides are long and wordy, or they want to chat on the phone for hours at a time. Try to pipe in your opinion every once in a while and most importantly, be a good listener.

 Source: RIA Novosti