Gender Study Shows Men and Women See World Differently

Gender Study Shows Men and Women See World Differently
Thu 06-09-2012

According to a new vision study reported by Huffington Post, men and women actually do see things differently, men eyes are more sensitive to small details and moving objects, while women are more perceptive to color changes.

Israel Abramov, of the City University of New York (CUNY), said in a statement: "Research has shown women have more sensitive ears and sniffers than men."

"In most cases females had better sensitivity, and discriminated and categorized odors better than males."

In one part of the study, the researchers asked the volunteers to describe different colors shown to them. T

hey found that the guys required a slightly longer wavelength of a color to experience the same shade as women and the men were less able to tell the difference between hues.

The researchers also showed the participants images made up of light and dark bars that varied in width and alternated in color so that they appeared to flicker, a measure of participants' sensitivity to contrast. Compared with the women, the male volunteers were better able to identify the more rapidly changing images made up of thinner bars, the researchers said.

Previous research found that men and women also focus differently. In experiments at the University of Southern California, researchers found that men are likely to fixate on the mouth of a person in conversation and also are more likely to be distracted by movement behind that person. Meanwhile, women tend to shift their gaze between a speaker's eyes and body, and they are more likely to be distracted by other people, the researchers found.