Men have better sense of direction than women

IMAGE: The lines show how men and women navigated a route. The blue lines are the women’s routes, and the red lines are the men’s. The lines show that the men… view more Credit: NTNU It’s been well established that men perform better than women when it comes to specific spatial tasks. But how much of that is linked to sex hormones versus cultural conditioning and other factors? Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) decided to explore this idea by administering testosterone to women and testing how they performed in wayfinding tasks in a virtual environment. Using fMRI, the researchers saw that men in the study took several shortcuts, oriented themselves more using cardinal directions and used a different part of the brain than the women in…


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