Sorry chaps, your brains aren’t made for multi-tasking: But women are hard-wired to juggle jobs Women have known it for generations – and the proof has finally arrived. Scientists have found that the female brain is ‘hard-wired’ to be better at multi-tasking. Men’s brains, in comparison, are better at concentrating on single complex tasks – whether it be reading a map or cooking a meal. Scientists scanned the brains of 949 young men and women in the biggest investigation of its kind to date. Using hi-tech diffusion MRI imaging, they mapped the connections between the different parts of the brains.
The researchers discovered that women have far better connections between the left and right sides of the brain, while men display more intense activity within the brain’s individual parts, especially in the cerebellum, which controls motor skills.
Men also have better connections between the front and back of the brain, giving them a better ability to quickly perceive information and use it immediately to carry out complex tasks. Dr Ragini Verma, who carried out the study with colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, said: ‘Of course individuals will differ, always.
Ahhh, so, that explains why there are so many different settings on modern steam iron’s, and washing machines, it’s to keep the fairer sex occupied! ‘Just battening down all hatches, and waiting for the incoming barrage of well deserved abuse’… And; Yes, men DO have selective hearing, say researchers (… well, women knew that all along) Yours Aye.