(STUDY FINDS) -- LIMERICK, Ireland — It might make for a good debate between many couples, particularly those who once had to find their way around without Siri’s help: who’s better at reading a map? Well, a new study shows that while old stereotypes may assume men hold that honor, it turns out both are equally equipped to do the job. That’s because while a woman may approach a task that involves spatial cognition differently than a man, ultimately she will come to the same conclusion just as efficiently. That’s the main finding of a recent study conducted at the University of Limerick’s Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software.
For reference, spatial cognition is one’s ability to understand and navigate their environment.
Through the use of state-of-the-art eye tracking technology, the research team found that men enjoy no advantage whatsoever regarding mental rotation abilities linked to spatial cognition.
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