Navigation Links
Men, Women Do See Things Differently: Study
Date:9/5/2012

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds the brains of men and women process what they see differently.

Men are more sensitive to fine detail and things that move rapidly, but women are better at differentiating between colors.

The study authors, researchers from Brooklyn College and Hunter College of the City University of New York, reached their conclusions after looking at volunteers over the age of 16. All had to have normal color vision and 20/20 vision, either natural or corrected.

When the participants looked at colors across the spectrum, the researchers found that the men needed a slightly longer wavelength to detect the same hue as the women. They also had more trouble discriminating between colors in the center of the spectrum.

Men were better able to resolve images that changed rapidly.

The study was published Sept. 3 in the journal Biology of Sex Differences.

"As with other senses, such as hearing and the olfactory system, there are marked sex differences in vision between men and women," study leader Professor Israel Abramov said in a journal news release.

Testosterone, the male sex hormone, may play a role in these differences, the researchers added.

More information

For more about vision problems, see the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

-- Randy Dotinga

SOURCE: BioMed Central, news release, Sept. 3, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Magazines jeopardize and empower young womens sexuality
2. Deadly witch hunts targeted by grassroots womens groups
3. Women & Infants receives Womens Choice Award
4. Womens Brains React Differently Than Mens to Alcoholism, Study Finds
5. Irregular Heartbeat May Pose Higher Stroke Risk for Women Than Men
6. New genetic risk factor for inflammation identified in African-American women
7. Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimers: Study
8. Scientists ID Happy Gene in Women
9. 4 Eating Habits May Help Older Women Maintain Weight Loss
10. Study finds gene that predicts happiness in women
11. Women 40% less likely to die after TAVI than men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Men, Women <i>Do</i> See Things Differently: Study
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical ... the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional ... action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. ... a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From ... every danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the ... is a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From ... probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, ... a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, ... hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)...  In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, ... (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen – ... a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s acute ... Recognizing the value and importance of the ... Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that practitioners ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and ... financial results for the third quarter of 2017 on ... conference call on that day with the investment community ... The conference call will begin at 9 ... can access a live webcast of the conference call ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal ... wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients ... a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for ... analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: