There are many areas in life where it can be noticed that
men and women respond differently in a number of situations. Recent research
with brain imaging has shown that each gender responds differently to stress.
The main difference seems to be that stress caused changes in men’s
right prefrontal cortex and in their left orbito-frontal cortex. These areas
are usually associated with what is known as the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction.
Thus it can be expected that men deal with problems that cause them stress by
going into ‘fight-mode’ that could in some instances involve aggression, or
they respond with avoidance and withdrawal.