A Deeper Look at Gender Difference in Multitasking: Gender-Specific Mechanism of Cognitive Control

  title={A Deeper Look at Gender Difference in Multitasking: Gender-Specific Mechanism of Cognitive Control},
  author={Dongning Ren and Haotian Zhou and Xiaolan Fu},
  journal={2009 Fifth International Conference on Natural Computation},
The notion that women are better at multitasking has already become part of our folk knowledge that has been widely accepted. [...] Key Result Though the present study does not speak directly to whether women do possess superior multitasking ability over men, the empirical data presented here is in alignment with the evolutionary speculation about this gender gap derived from the Hunter-Gatherer Hypothesis and point to a new venue for further research on this issue.Expand
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