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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.


(Excerpt) Read more at cosmosmagazine.com ...


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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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To: Lx

That is one hell of a curve Mr. Koufax!


21 posted on 10/25/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Tax-chick
I’m curious as to why you start a post to a man

When I intend a post as a general comment on the thread as a whole, I hit the reply button at the very beginning. My comment becomes a reply to #1.

Perhaps you would have been happier if I had erased his name, and typed "ALL" instead ...

But I didn't, so we'll all have to live with that ... and then we can go on to discuss the content of my post, instead of the odd vagaries of the FR software.

22 posted on 10/25/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tax-chick

No need for a study.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 3:00:58 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Tax-chick
>>> “Sir Napsalot” is the one framing these posts as a “battle of the sexes” issue.

Moi? No no no, I am innocent of the charge.

By talking it aloud, it will help bring us together. (always works for libs, it seems.)

24 posted on 10/25/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Tax-chick

Some discriminating men of “fine intellect” simply blow off the “unecessary” make work tasks tht are set before them( by their wives) so that they may concentrate on the more important tasks such as monitoring the pizza in the oven, while monitoring several sports channels simultaneously while talking to the lawn guy at the same time yelling at the boys to stop fighting or they are really going to have their backsides warmed up....while congratulating themselves for giving the little woman 5 bucks so that she could get out for herself for 1 hour.

Insensitive Male stream of consciousness statement sponsored by the folks at “Been there and Done that and Boy did she let me have it” :}


25 posted on 10/25/2012 3:04:24 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (The big problem with dictators is that empowering them always seems like a good idea at the time.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

A Swedish study ... who would have thought passing a law requiring men to sit down to pee would have such unforeseen effects on their psyche?


26 posted on 10/25/2012 3:05:07 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Multi-tasking can be difficult.


27 posted on 10/25/2012 3:06:00 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

Perhaps if you practice it a bit, you’ll find it less difficult.


28 posted on 10/25/2012 3:08:45 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

That would be more believable if you left the “helpful notes” out of the thread titles.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 3:11:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

ROFLOL


30 posted on 10/25/2012 3:12:21 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: ArrogantBustard

My point was that the “battle of the sexes rhetoric” originated with the OP, not with a woman.

Anyway, I’m dropping it. I don’t want to get in an ugly dustup with a longtime FRiend. Life has enough crap as it is, without that.


31 posted on 10/25/2012 3:13:57 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: Tax-chick
We can. Also bleeding vaginal lesions, a bladder infection and skin cancer. You?

For Pete's sake, where did that stupid rant come from? Sense of humor, much?

32 posted on 10/25/2012 3:17:09 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Teach a man to fish and you lose a Democratic voter.)
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To: BfloGuy
where did that stupid rant come from?

Real life.

Sense of humor, much?

Often, but I just don't find some things funny. I'm sure you have topics that just don't amuse, too.

33 posted on 10/25/2012 3:22:52 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: Tax-chick

Um, Sorry?

Should I talk to you in about 10 days?


34 posted on 10/25/2012 3:23:22 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Tax-chick
Peace ...

Perhaps I should go feed die Katzen ... I'm getting prickly on too many subjects.

I'm tired of hearing folks trash their spouses ... I'm not sure which I find more depressing:

The idea that they're right, that the guy/gal really is a crummy excuse for a human being.

or

The idea that they're wrong, but they feel socially obligated to trash their spouse anyway.

Oh, well ...


35 posted on 10/25/2012 3:26:30 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Oh, ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha hee hee.

I haven’t had a period in 19 months.


36 posted on 10/25/2012 3:28:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Lovely cat. We have a calico female and a brown tabby male, both “fixed.”

I agree ... both situations you describe are disagreeable ... and yet, we keep having these threads to stir the pot and get everyone to dish either the tiresome stereotypes or their own real, agonizing issues ... and ha ha ha it’s so funny.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 3:31:00 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I haz a tiny infuriated.)
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To: Sir Napsalot; Revolting cat!; Bryanw92; Sherman Logan; eyedigress; JimRed; bgill; Tax-chick; ...

Since you all responded to the thread I am responding to all.

Studying psych: multitasking has not been proven but the studies being done are showing that no one actually multitasks. Our brain is more like a computer than we thought. We do ONE thing at a time, consciously, but we do it very very fast, or not as fast as others.

Also, trying to multitask may actually not be productive if on an assembly line.

My take on it is that because a woman uses both sides of her brain more than a male because of the lack of coating that keeps her female, she might be able to switch from action to action faster. I used to be fast, but now I just get distracted and am noticeably slowing down as I mature (aging ungracefully).

Beware of first time studies and subsequent studies with an agenda.


38 posted on 10/26/2012 4:48:09 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Tax-chick
Die Katze is not mine ... just a picture off the internet ... but very similar to one of the handful of furry little beggars whose presence on my property I see fit to tolerate.

And feed.

And pet, and scratch behind the ears ...

They eat rodents and bugs. It works out well.

39 posted on 10/26/2012 7:52:33 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Ours play with rodents, bugs, and birds, but rarely eat them ... and if they do, they throw up.


40 posted on 10/26/2012 8:35:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: huldah1776
I used to be fast, but now I just get distracted and am noticeably slowing down as I mature (aging ungracefully).

You are simply and quite correctly acting with more deliberation.

41 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:41 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Teach a man to fish and you lose a Democratic voter.)
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