Study: Your Internal GPS Is Better Than Hers

Study: Your Internal GPS Is Better Than Hers

Exciting news, right? Yeah, not really, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Basically, some nerds from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology conducted a study using a functional MRI (fMRI) to measure brain activity. The researchers asked 18 male and 18 female participants to wear 3D goggles and to use a joystick as they navigated through a virtual maze.

The objective of having the people weave through the maze was to perform a series of 45 navigational tasks with 30 seconds allotted for each task. According to the study’s lead author, Carl Pintzka, a Ph.D candidate in the university’s neuroscience department, the results showed that the men had a more effective sense of direction, getting to their destinations more quickly than the women and completing 50 percent more of the tasks than the women.

Pintzka told Wired.com:

“Men’s sense of direction was more effective. They quite simply got to their destination faster.”

The study also indicated that men rely more on a “world-centered strategy,” using cardinal directions and a cognitive map, which is a more flexible means of navigation than the use of landmarks commonly employed by o measure the spatial reasoning abilities of men and women, specifically focusing on their navigational skills, a team of researchers at women.


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Study: Your Internal GPS Is Better Than Hers

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