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First Concrete Evidence That Women Are Better Multitaskers Than Men

Published: July 19, 2010.
By University of Hertfordshire

Professor Keith Laws at the University’s School of Psychology looked at multitasking in 50 male and 50 female undergraduates and found that although the sexes performed equally when they multitasked on simple maths and map reading tasks, women far excelled men when it came to planning how to search for a lost key, with 70 per cent of women performing better than their average male counterparts.

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