There’s a theory, which I believe to be true, about the development of the human brain. This theory stipulates there are two distinct paths of development, that is, one for females and another for males.
Let me begin with an explanation of the human male’s brain because it has the least complex development and growth gradient of the two sexes. Male babies are born with a hollow cranium, it’s something new parents tend to ignore and doctors don’t want to talk about but males are born without brains. Males do have functional motor skills and all the basics for functional behavior via synaptic never tissue, but they do not have brains.
When males reach the age of twelve or so, gray matter begins to develop. This is a slow process; often taking decades before the male brain fully fills in the cranium. There are a few examples of the male brain becoming totally operational by the time a male is in his mid-twenties but there are countless examples of male brains needing another decade (or more) for brain activity to function in a normal human manner. Unfortunately, there are scores of examples of males in their late sixties and seventies never attaining full brain development.
Female brains go through an entirely different, and far more complicated, cycle of development. Naturally opposite of males, females are born with a fully functional brain. The caveat: Current research indicates a new female species, recently discovered, has the same empty cranium phenomena similar to males but the manifestation is of a wilder, less predictable person than of the males of the same age. Specifically, there are three distinct geographic areas where colonies of the new species have been observed, Florida, Southern California and New Jersey. This report will not explore this controversial topic.
Generally, females are blessed with the ability to learn quickly and to adapt to their surroundings with minimal fuss, without confused clashes with authority figures or engaging in impulsive, rash, male styled behavior, such as jumping off roofs, “Just to see what it feels like”. This is, in part, due to the female full-sized brain’s rapid adjustment to life. Casual observation of young females verifies this. Young females, ages 4 through 9 are usually good students, they almost never steal cars, they don’t travel in aggressive dog-like packs and parents aren’t generally embarrassed by their daughter’s social skills. In fact, brain-at-birth females can be safely taken to upscale eating establishments, bookstores and art museums.
However, the ideal brain development, exemplified in young females, does not last. Things change for females approximately when puberty begins. At this time the female brain begins to leak away, in effect gray matter evaporates. During the next five to ten years, female brains oscillate in their volume, often shrinking and at other times expanding. There is ancillary evidence this contractions/expansion phenomena is directly related to contact with young males who naturally have no brains. Sociologists are just now considering a range of potential reasons for the oscillating female brain, including mimicry, hormones, internet sex, reality TV shows and manufactured products (beer, Coke, coffee, cigarettes, uppers, downers and other pharmaceuticals).
Once a female reaches the age of twenty-five (+/- 3 or 4 years) her brain generally remains fully formed. Males, even the ones who continue jumping off roofs, eventually sense the intelligence of females and they undergo synaptic reconditioning.
The male’s newfound discovery of females with brains is often when the male brain begins to awake from its long-term atrophy. This awareness stimulates their brain development. When males are interviewed, they often describe their early life as a blur and many can't remember how many times they've been to hospital Emergency Rooms.
While it is not a guarantee of successful or productive endeavors, if males with fully developed brains can remain sufficiently alert and receptive to life beyond their arm's reach, the potential is there for finding enrichment and bliss.
There is a warning associated with males having fully filled-in craniums. If males decide to have long-term associations with sports, video games, country music, the military or happy hour, all bets are off regarding their chances of becoming real human beings.