They are different in terms of their biology, and they show differences, on average, in terms of their and interests.
New research appearing in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology may have an answer.
Interestingly, they found that men were significantly more likely to speak in the abstract than were women.
"Across a series of six studies, we find that men communicate more abstractly than women.".
To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers examined the linguistic patterns of men and women in both experimental and field contexts.
The authors conclude, "Across a number of varied contexts we find that men tend to communicate more abstractly than women.
We look forward to future research that continues to explore this effect, its basis, and its consequences. »