Can women tell left from right?
August 9, 2005 3:28 PM Subscribe
Do women find it more difficult to immediately distinguish left from right than men?
posted by Masi to science & nature (41 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Some of my female friends find it difficult to grasp in a fast manner which is the right side and which is the left one, and thus they usually cheat by clenching one fist or using some mental shortcut.
Has any of the feminine users around here ever had this problem, and if so, did you find out what the cause was? Was there a fix ?
I suspect this awkwardness is due to the difference rooted in our incipient stage, when men used to hunt and thus had better orientation, but still I cannot explain how something as obvious as knowing left from right can elude some of my (otherwise very intelligent) female friends.
Thanks for your help