Women really are better at multitasking than men
Psychologists have proven that men really are worse at multitasking than women, although it depends on the task according to the Telegraph.
Professor Keith Laws, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire who led the research, gave 50 male and 50 female students eight minutes to perform three tasks at the same time. These were – carrying out simple maths problems, finding restaurants on a map and sketching a strategy for how they would search for a lost key in an imaginary field.
As they performed the tasks, the volunteers also received a phone call that they could either chose to answer or not. If they did answer, they were given an additional general knowledge test while they continued to carry out their other activities.
While women were able to perform well in all four activities at once, men performed, on average, worse when it came to planning to search for the key.