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He Saw, She Saw
It’s hardly news that men and women see things differently. But a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal, Biology of Sex Differences, shows us why.
It concludes that the two sexes use the visual centers of their brains in completely different ways. Evidently women are better at distinguishing colors while men are better at identifying fast-moving objects and fine details.
Researchers from Brooklyn and Hunter Colleges of the City University of New York observed participants over the age of sixteen that included students and faculty from both high school and college. They found that men have twenty-five percent more neurons in the visual cortex compared to women, which allows them to process images more quickly. While women had an easier time discriminating between colors, needing a shorter spectrum band to differentiate one color from the next.
The study ultimately proves the reason why guys can see a baseball leave the park and a pair of boobs from a mile away but seemingly miss that red sock when they are asked to do the laundry.