Skip to comments.Men, not women, are better multitaskers (Doubly Sorry, Ladies)
Posted on 10/25/2012 2:07:53 PM PDT by Sir NapsalotEdited 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 ...
I hate you.
Like the Bell Curve, some scientific studies just can’t be brought to light due to political concerns.
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.
The Bell Curve is more XsubC vs XsubL. Somebody hijacked it long ago. It’s a capacitance vs reactance thingy. :^)
IMHO, it depends upon the tasks involved.
Hahahahaha, not that I’ve ever seen.
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.
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.
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...:-)
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 ...
If women are supposedly so good at multitasking, why is it that they can’t have sex and a headache at the same time? :=)
We can. Also bleeding vaginal lesions, a bladder infection and skin cancer. You?
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.
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.
ELI the ICE man?
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.
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.)
You’d be surprised Bob, you would be surprised.
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.
That is one hell of a curve Mr. Koufax!
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.
No need for a study.
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.)
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” :}
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?
Multi-tasking can be difficult.
Perhaps if you practice it a bit, you’ll find it less difficult.
That would be more believable if you left the “helpful notes” out of the thread titles.
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.
For Pete's sake, where did that stupid rant come from? Sense of humor, much?
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.
Should I talk to you in about 10 days?
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.
The idea that they're wrong, but they feel socially obligated to trash their spouse anyway.
Oh, well ...
Oh, ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha hee hee.
I haven’t had a period in 19 months.
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.
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.
And pet, and scratch behind the ears ...
They eat rodents and bugs. It works out well.
Ours play with rodents, bugs, and birds, but rarely eat them ... and if they do, they throw up.
You are simply and quite correctly acting with more deliberation.
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