Saturday, November 19, 2016
Why women are better at multitasking than men!
Multitasking is harder for men because they need to mobilise additional areas of their brain and use more energy than women when switching attention between tasks, says a study. “Our findings suggest that women might find it easier than men to switch attention and their brains do not need to mobilise extra resources in doing so, as opposed to male brains,” said one of the researchers, Svetlana Kuptsova from National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.
Such differences are typical of younger men and women aged 20 to 45, according to findings published in the journal Human Physiology. Regardless of gender and age, task switching always involves activation in certain areas of the brain, more specifically, bilateral activation of the dorsolateral prefrontal areas, inferior parietal lobes and inferior occipital gyrus. The experiments involved 140 healthy volunteers, including 69 men and 71 women aged between 20 and 65. The participants were asked to perform a variety of tasks. — IANS
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