Male advantage in sound localization at cocktail parties

  title={Male advantage in sound localization at cocktail parties},
  author={Ida C. Z{\"u}ndorf and H. Karnath and J. Lewald},
  • Ida C. Zündorf, H. Karnath, J. Lewald
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cortex
  • Sex differences exist in the structural organization of the human brain and are related to cognitive abilities. Females usually outperform men in verbal fluency, verbal memory, perceptual speed, numerical calculation, and fine motor skills, whereas males are superior in visuospatial abilities, throwing accuracy, and mathematical reasoning. Here we demonstrated a male advantage in spatial abilities for the auditory modality. We employed a sound localization task based on the so-called "cocktail… CONTINUE READING
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