James, have you read about the new research into the human brain?
Not yet. What does it say?
It says men are better at some things like map reading and finding direction, while women are better at other things like remembering words and faces.
Interesting! Now I understand why I'm the one of my family who does all the map reading.
The research was done by a team from the University of Pennsylvania. They looked at the brains of nearly one thousand men and women and found they are wired differently.
Wired differently? You mean"connected in different ways"?
Right! In males, the stronger connections run within each half of the brain. In women. The stronger connections are between the two sides of the brain.
The difference might explain why men are better at learning and performing a single task, like reading maps or cycling. But women are often better at doing several things at the same time. They can also concentrate on a task for longer.
Now. I can understand why I cannot do several things together.
But not everyone agrees. A professor from the University of Oxford said the connections inside the brain are not permanently fixed, and the brain is very complex. Without sufficient data, you can't jump to any general conclusions.
I guess the professor is right.