Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities


The Scientist, August 29, 2011


Women can be just as good as men at spatial tasks—assuming, of course, they get the same education.  According to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, men and women in matriarchal societies where they receive equal education showed equal performance in spatial abilities. The findings suggest that better education in could narrow the gap between the sexes in engineering and technology  careers, which require higher levels of spatial reasoning skills.

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