A recent brain scan study suggests that men and women respond differently to danger – with men primed to fight and women responding with emotion. “ A team from Krakow, in Poland, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess brain activity when 40 volunteers were shown various images. Men showed activity in areas which dealt with what action they should take to avoid or confront danger. But the study, presented to the Radiological Society of North America, found more activity in the emotional centres of women's brains. The researchers, from Jagiellonian University Hospital in Krakow, carried out scans on 21 men and 19 women. Brain activity was monitored while the volunteers were shown images of objects and images from ordinary life designed to evoke different emotional states.”