New Delhi, November 18: Many may not agree but this is a proven fact that women are pro at multitasking as when compared to men. Now, a recent study has revealed the reason behind it.
Multitasking is harder for men because they need to mobilise additional areas of their brain and use more energy than women when switching attention between tasks, the study said.
"Our findings suggest that women might find it easier than men to switch attention and their brains do not need to mobilise extra resources in doing so, as opposed to male brains," said one of the researchers, Svetlana Kuptsova from National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.
The study involved experiments on 140 healthy volunteers, including 69 men and 71 women aged between 20 and 65. The participants were asked to perform a variety of tasks that required switching attention. The research revealed that regardless of gender and age, task switching always involves activation in certain areas of the brain.
However, there were no gender differences in multitasking after the age of 45 to 50. Both the men and women showed similar traits after that age.