There has been a long-held belief that girls' brains do not react sharply to mathematics and technical subjects. It has been believed that it is difficult for them to understand biologically technical subjects like mathematics. The study of University of Pennsylvania researcher Jessica Canton refutes this notion. After extensive investigation of the brain development of boys and girls, they found that there is no difference in their brain functioning and their mathematical ability as they get older.
First neuroimaging researchCanton undertook neuroimaging studies to evaluate biological gender differences in mathematics skills of young children. The team measured the brain activity of a group of boys and girls aged 3–10 years with functional MRI. He showed the girls common videos like counting and pairing. Brain scans examined in children and adults found that there is no difference in brain development of the two. That is, even complex subjects can be understood with concentration.