Saturday, June 11, 2005
Women and Maps
Kathy is horrible at reading maps. I can't tell you how many times she's looked at the map and erroneously (yet confidently) told me which way to go. And while many women in fact have no trouble with maps, it's known that on average men have better spatial abilities than women (while women on average have better verbal skills than men). Last night, I figured out why women aren't as good with maps -- men are XY, but women are XX, so they're missing an axis.