Whose memory is better: men or women?

male female memoryBritish researchers found that women have more developed memory than men, says The Daily Mail. Perhaps for this reason, ladies never forget anniversaries and things that happened long time ago. 🙂

Researchers from the Cambridge University tested the memory of 4500 people aged 49 to 90 and found that compared with men, women better memorize information. This statement is also true for the younger generations. It was found that primary school girls learn new material faster than their peers.

But till now the scientists are not ready to give exact reasons for this phenomenon. Maybe it has to do with hormonal characteristics of both sexes or the structure of the brain.

In fact, memories of men and women are organized in different ways. In women, the thought process mainly involves the frontal lobes of the brain that are largely responsible for intuition and emotion rather than for logic. Because of this, women better remember information that provokes them feelings and emotions.

Men, on the contrary, use the logic in memorizing, and their memories are formed mainly in the analytical centers of the brain. Because of this, their memory easily stores numbers, diagrams, and those parts of events that may help in solving a particular problem, and the information that has no vital importance is erased.

Because of this, men often do not understand why women need to remember the first kiss or the date of engagement. 🙂 Furthermore, if the male memory is a straight line, the female one resembles a spiral consisting of loops that from time to time return to the past events or offenses. For this reason, women often are the initiators of quarrels.

By the way, in most creative people the associative, female type of memory is developed better, that is why they better remember colors, smell, and different small details.



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Anna LeMind

Anna LeMind

Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.
By | 2017-01-13T21:55:37+00:00 August 8th, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

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  1. MarkmBha August 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Could this be a genitic trait?

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