The research team from Carnegie Mellon University comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Researchers have found similar patterns of brain activity in both boys and girls as they engage in basic math problems. Through brain imaging, their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ability. “We see that children’s brains function similarly regardless of their gender. So hopefully we can recalibrate expectations of what children can achieve in mathematics,” said study researcher Jessica Cantlon from Carnegie Mellon University, US.