The study of gender in paranormal sensitivity has often been overlooked. Females, in general, have been reported to experience more supernatural activity than the male gender, but why is this?
Studies have been made in the recent past by multiple researchers into metaphysics and the paranormal in general, but the most notable is a study by that of Dr. C. George Boeree, previously with the Psychology Department at Shippensburg University (http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/limbicsystem.html). His study of the limbic system between men and women is primarily based on the formation of memories and, therefore, responsible for our emotional life.
Although a somewhat untouched field, the study of gender in regards to paranormal experiences is very important. Perceptions, of course, differ between men and women. Women focus on the emotional and empathetic side of perception, versus men in the analytic and logical sense.
The question that we must ask is, do these gender behavioral differences in fact relate to differences in societal and psychic perceptions?
Gender is biological, yes. But on a sociocultural level, it is understood and believed as a solid premise that there is a difference in thinking and roles in society. These of which determine how members of each sex behave and react to the happenings about them.
“Studies of the limbic system of women show a complex set of structures just under the cerebellum. This appears to be primarily responsible for emotional life, and the formation of memories,” Boeree said.
It is no surprise that women are more in touch with feelings. They are more emotional; more empathetic. Why wouldn’t they be able to pick up on residual energy? Women are able to feel connected to energy versus those with smaller limbic systems (men). Thus explaining the differences in imitativeness in memory and discussion.
One of many other findings by Rick Nuert, PhD., touch base on that “additional biological differences actually have more rods and cones in their eyes. This allows women to see more detail.” Nuert states. Does this include the ethereal that others are not able to sense? Science is strongly suggesting yes. (http://psychcentral.com/news/2006/12/29/male-gender-bias-in-psychology-r... )
Feminine traits are also contributed to be connected to be: compassionate, gentle, understanding, excitable, and sensitive.
Despite the general stereotypes that are associated with each gender, females are more psychically sensitive, science shows, especially to energies and emotions that are not seen (e.g. spirits or ghosts), whilst males are set to prove the logic behind such claimed “phenomenon” by their female counterparts. Psychoanalysis does not doom one gender to be a psychically adept, while the other to not be so lucky. In fact, many men claim to be just as in tune with the “other side”. However, given recent interviews and personal studies, there is an astounding amount of women that consider themselves mediums, sensitive, or the like.
While some men aren't as open minded to the paranormal as women, there may be such a thing as “women's intuition”. While studies are being made to deem whether this is legend or not, it does seem females are more in tune to the psychic aspect the ethereal than men.
“Go with your gut”, as the term says. Even with gender aside, if you open your eyes maybe the human brain can surprise us all.