Men, women, and multi-tasking

By | February 25, 2012
Some years ago I had a conversation with a former colleague from Singapore, and good friend of my uncle, over various things – one of the things that came up was whether the two genders have different multi-tasking abilities. His claim was that, despite it being disputed, women had a natural multi-tasking ability that men don't.

This morning was one of those moments: newborn wanted milk, toddler wanted me to explain to him how a jet engine works for the nth time, and the fire needed to be started so that lunch would be ready in time. And all of that simultaneously. Not a problem for me, but not sure how many men would keep pace.

It would seem, though, that this 'natural advantage' may be more of a result of necessity than of talent?

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