I posted this comment over at Mark’s blog. I thought it was interesting and entertaining enough to post it here, too.
[Quote from Mark’s post] “A recent vision study finds that men are better at detecting rapidly moving images and perceiving fine detail, while women are better at discriminating between colors. The study’s author was unable to establish a clear evolutionary reason for this development, but I’d love to hear your guesses.”
It’s the testosterone…
I cant remember where I found the article, but it was very eye opening.
Basically it reports anecdotal evidence from several women who had sex change procedures, which included hormones = testosterone.
They noticed significant changes in how they perceived things. It was easier to visualize their surroudnings. Focus improved. Details, drive, etc.
Whereas previously, before the treatment, they had less immediate focus on tasks at hand, and had a more pronounced “overall picture”, with less focus on details, and more focus on the final destination, so to speak.
I guess that’s why women naturally suck balls at driving…