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Men, not women, are better multitaskers (Doubly Sorry, Ladies)
Cosmos Mag ^ | 10-25-2012 | Agenše France-Presse

Posted on 10/25/2012 2:07:53 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot

Edited on 10/25/2012 3:32:12 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Note from yours truly - On top of an old thread , PMS may not exist, research shows (Sorry, Ladies) Here comes another. Doubly Sorry, Ladies.

STOCKHOLM: The long-held belief that women are better than men at multitasking is a myth, according to new Swedish research.


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Don't hate me, because of the linked article.
1 posted on 10/25/2012 2:07:58 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

I hate you.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 2:08:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Like the Bell Curve, some scientific studies just can’t be brought to light due to political concerns.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 2:12:27 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The authors apparently haven’t heard that one isn’t allowed to research how women’s cycles might affect their functioning.

Very nearly the ultimate taboo.


4 posted on 10/25/2012 2:13:30 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Bryanw92

The Bell Curve is more XsubC vs XsubL. Somebody hijacked it long ago. It’s a capacitance vs reactance thingy. :^)


5 posted on 10/25/2012 2:18:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

IMHO, it depends upon the tasks involved.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 2:22:00 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Hahahahaha, not that I’ve ever seen.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Fine. I’d be delighted to see men (especially in my family) take on more tasks and complete them all successfully.

I’m looking forward to the study that shows that women who are pregnant or nursing can’t be expected to do anything but FReep and feed the catz.


8 posted on 10/25/2012 2:25:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Man multitasking: Hold down the couch, test the remote, pass gas.

Woman multitasking: Cook dinner for 5, pay the 3 bills that came in today’s mail, fold & sort 2 loads of laundry.

:)


9 posted on 10/25/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Tax-chick

Ugh...certainly not in my household. I’m cooking, running laundry, balancing the checkbook, talking to him, listening to the news...and that’s after working a full day....

He’s no dummy...he has a PhD in Computer Science....but his eyes cross and brain freezes if I ask him to take out the trash while he’s trying to decipher something else.....

Women were the gatherers, from what I understand. They went out in groups, took care of the children, gathered the nuts, berries, grains, tubers, etc., while communicating to each other where to find food. Multi-tasking is hard wired into their brains.

Men on the other hand, hunted. They may have gone out in hunting parties, but they were single focused on their prey, sometimes tracking it for hours or days, and didn’t communicate with each other for fear of scaring off the prey. Men are hard-wired to be single focused.

End of story —at least in my household...:-)
PJ


10 posted on 10/25/2012 2:30:48 PM PDT by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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To: duckbutt

My experience also does not support the study’s result ... but if it were true, I’d be happy.

However, if it is true, that means that men who are perfectly capable of being alert, productive, and competent are just letting women do everything because the men are bone lazy. Put them in a war zone with lives at stake (especially theirs!) and they often rise to the occasion, so it seems the basic ability is there ...


11 posted on 10/25/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If women are supposedly so good at multitasking, why is it that they can’t have sex and a headache at the same time? :=)


12 posted on 10/25/2012 2:34:26 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

We can. Also bleeding vaginal lesions, a bladder infection and skin cancer. You?


13 posted on 10/25/2012 2:37:41 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
The multi-task myth is related to a number of myths propagated by leftists over the decades. One of the biggest myths that held sway among many "experts" was the tabula rasa myth which stated that what people know is totally related to the environment in which they grew up. In short, there is no such thing as inherited intelligence according ot the tabula rasa myth. It fit in perfectly with the leftist-socialist ideals of man being a creature totally reliant on a strong state. No individuals please.

And if there is no inherited intelligence, differences in IQ between ethnic groups and sexes was due to prejudice and repression. That myth was destroyed by research in the 1990s which proved conclusively that people do indeed have inherited intelligence. Which most regular people suspected anyway.

The women are better at multi-tasking myth was invented during the sixties. However, some women are better than men at multi-tasking. Like my wife.

14 posted on 10/25/2012 2:41:02 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Tax-chick

Did you miss the smiley on the end of my post? That comment was meant as a joke. I had no intention of offending anyone.


15 posted on 10/25/2012 2:41:31 PM PDT by Bob
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To: eyedigress

ELI the ICE man?


16 posted on 10/25/2012 2:42:39 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Attention, Ladies:

If the guy is as bloody stupid, incompetent, lazy, boorish, vulgar and inarticulate as you say he is ...

and you married him anyway ...

That makes you look like a major league fool.

You didn't think of that, did you?

Maybe you should reassess your silly "battle of the sexes" rhetoric ... it's not exactly covering you with glory.

17 posted on 10/25/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Bob

Funny, that’s what my husband says, too, along with, “I didn’t know I was hurting you.” (Once you’ve been through a posterior breech birth with no anesthesia, everything else is just a minor nuisance.)


18 posted on 10/25/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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To: Bob

You’d be surprised Bob, you would be surprised.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 2:47:55 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ArrogantBustard; Sir Napsalot

I’m curious as to why you start a post to a man (I assume) with, “Attention, Ladies.” “Sir Napsalot” is the one framing these posts as a “battle of the sexes” issue.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Now a hit television series starring Judi Dench!)
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