A few years ago, my friend Sheila came rushing over to visit me. She was in an agitated state about something. It seems that she had just finished watching a documentry that delved into neuropathways and brainwave tracking. She said that they explained that both male & female subjects were fitted with electrodes that would allow their brain activity to be monitored. The findings showed that while they were awake, the female subjects had continual movement in both their Alpha and Beta brainwave graphs. The males, however, actually showed moments of no Alpha wave movement.
Questioningly, I said,"Okay? And?" knowing there was more to this.
She sat down heavily, sighed and said," Well you know how we are always trying to do the good wife thing? It's our job to draw them out and make sure everything is all right rather than watch them sit and brood. So, I've asked Melvin a million times, "Is everything all right?", and he says, "Yeah". So I say, "Come on Melvin. Talk to me! What are you thinking right now?" And he says "Nothing!"
She dropped her head into her hands and moaned, "God! All along he was telling me the truth! Men can actually think about nothing."