Men and Women Exhibit a Differential Bias for Processing Movement versus Objects

@inproceedings{McGivern2012MenAW,
  title={Men and Women Exhibit a Differential Bias for Processing Movement versus Objects},
  author={Robert F. McGivern and Brian Adams and Robert J. Handa and Jaime A. Pineda},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Sex differences in many spatial and verbal tasks appear to reflect an inherent low-level processing bias for movement in males and objects in females. We explored this potential movement/object bias in men and women using a computer task that measured targeting performance and/or color recognition. The targeting task showed a ball moving vertically towards a horizontal line. Before reaching the line, the ball disappeared behind a masking screen, requiring the participant to imagine the movement… CONTINUE READING
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