Are sex differences in navigation caused by sexually dimorphic strategies or by differences in the ability to use the strategies?

@article{Saucier2002AreSD,
  title={Are sex differences in navigation caused by sexually dimorphic strategies or by differences in the ability to use the strategies?},
  author={Deborah M. Saucier and Sheryl M. Green and Jennifer Leason and A Macfadden and Scott Bell and Lorin J. Elias},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={116 3},
  pages={403-10}
}
When navigating, women typically focus on landmarks within the environment, whereas men tend to focus on the Euclidean properties of the environment. However, it is unclear whether these observed differences in navigational skill result from disparate strategies or disparate ability. To remove this confound, the present study required participants to follow either landmark- or Euclidean-based instructions during a navigation task (either in the real-world or on paper). Men performed best when… CONTINUE READING
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