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Score One for the Guys

Men are able to find their way out of a maze faster than women, according to a study reported in the April 2000 issue of Nature Neuroscience.  Researchers placed 12 men and 12 women in a 3-D virtual-reality maze. The participants pushed buttons to maneuver their virtual selves through the maze, left, right, or ahead. According to Dr. Matthias Riepe of the University of Ulm in Germany, the maze experience would equate to trying to find a specific place in a strange city.  Men found their way out of the maze in an average of 2 minutes 22 seconds (without once asking for directions!). The women made it through the maze in an average of 3 minutes 16 seconds.  Researchers scanned the brain activity of the men and women in the maze, and found that they used different parts of the brain to some degree. The different approaches may have to do with the fact that women tend to use landmarks to navigate ("Turn right at the drug store"), while men think geometrically as when figuring from a map ("The park should be over this way").

Reference: Associated Press, "The way out? Men find it faster," The Arizona Republic (3-21-00)