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16th May 2015

Research reveals that men are better at multi-tasking


There’s no denying that technology has improved our lives immeasurably, but it’s also killed our attention spans…

With mobile phones, laptops and the TV never far away, most of us can’t seem to go five minutes without checking if anyone liked or retweeted the pic of the ‘cheeky’ Nando’s we had for dinner.

Researchers say that in the year 2000 the average person could stay fully focused for 12 seconds, but this has now fallen to just eight. That’s a pretty huge drop.

To put this into context, the average goldfish can keep its brain engaged for nine seconds. The show-off.

While this development isn’t a huge surprise, we were interested to read that 38% of men who took part in a recent study into attention spans showed an aptitude for multi-tasking compared to just 29% of women.


But on the other hand, the survey revealed that women have superior focus overall and are more likely to finish repetitive tasks through to the end.

We suppose that’s probably the better skill to possess and if you think about it, there’s…

H/T Daily Mail