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Women better than men at multitasking

Washington, Dec 3 : A study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that women are good at multitasking and men, on the other hand, are more likely better at learning and performing a single task at hand.


Ragini Verma, associate professor in the department of radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues have found that men are more likely better at learning and performing a single task at hand like cycling or navigating directions.

Whereas, women have superior memory and social cognition skills, making them more equipped for multitasking and group work, said a university press release.

"These maps show us a stark difference and complementarity in the architecture of the human brain that helps provide a potential neural basis as to why men excel at certain tasks and women at others," Ragini Verma said.

The scientists have found that the neural wiring difference between male and female brains could explain why men are better at map reading.

The researchers studied 949 individuals (521 females and 428 males) aged 8 to 22 years, using diffusion tensor imaging, a water-based imaging technique that can trace and highlight the fibre pathways connecting the different regions of the brain, laying the foundation for a structural network of the whole brain.

--IANS (Posted on 03-12-2013)

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