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Health & FitWomen Are Not Better At Multitasking Than Men, Study Claims

17:01  16 august  2019
17:01  16 august  2019 Source:   medicaldaily.com

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It is not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking and employers should bear this in Men were slower and less organised than women when switching rapidly between tasks in tests by "And of course there are men who are experts. We'd never claim that all men can't multitask

THE belief that women are better than men at multitasking is a myth, a study found. Researchers say blokes are just as capable of switching between tasks . Most people think there is a difference in men and women ’s multitasking abilities – with eight in ten rating women higher.

Women are not better than men at multitasking. That is according to a new study that explored women’s ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time and how their brains work when switching from one activity to another.

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The study, published in the journal PLOS One, suggests that women's brains are not more efficient than men's when working on different tasks. It also debunked that common idea that women are better at noticing mess than men.

“Public opinion persists that women have a biological edge as super-efficient multitaskers,” Leah Ruppanner, associate professor in sociology at the University of Melbourne, said in an article for The Conversation. “But, as this study shows, this myth is not supported by evidence.”

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New research has revealed that gender makes no difference in a person's ability to multitask . Women are no better at multitasking than men , new research shows. Whether it is the result of anecdotal evidence or gender stereotyping

As the assumption goes, women 's brains are wired differently, making us naturally suited to juggling more than one task simultaneously. Right? According to a new study , published yesterday in natural and social science journal PLOS One, women are actually no better at multitasking than men .

She added that the society puts higher standards of cleanliness in women than in men, which led to the idea that female workers can better manage multiple tasks at the same time. However, Ruppanner said no one is good at multitasking.

Such activity forces the brain to rapidly switch focus from one task to another. Previous research showed that the human brain is  not capable of taking multiple activities at once.

“Particularly when two tasks are similar, they compete to use the same part of the brain, which makes multitasking very difficult,” Ruppanner added. “But human brains are good at switching between activities quickly, which makes people feel like they're multitasking. The brain, however, is working on one project at a time.”

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It is not a myth - women really are better than men at multitasking , at least in certain cases, a study says. Men were slower and less organised than women when switching rapidly between tasks in tests by UK psychologists. Both sexes struggled to cope with juggling priorities, but men suffered more on

It comes after she studied 48 men and 48 women as they completed a series of tests designed to assess their abilities. “Our results do not confirm the widespread stereotype that women are better at multitasking than men at least in the popular sequential and concurrent multitasking settings

For the latest study, researchers gathered 48 men and 48 women to test their multitasking capabilities. The tests involved identifying letters and numbers, focusing on two tasks at once and switching attention between tasks.

Results showed that multitasking affected how fast and accurate a person can complete tasks. Researchers found no difference between men and women.

The study should encourage families, companies and the government to change the approach to giving tasks to women, Ruppanner pointed. She noted the findings come amid the growing acceptance of gender equality, equal sharing and co-parenting among men.

The industry should also change how it looks at women’s capability in the workplace. The assumption that women are better multitaskers could lead to more challenges at work and companies should stop giving responsibilities based on gender, according to Ruppanner.

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