There is a long-held belief that women can multitask better than men. It bases on the fact that women appear to juggle more tasks than men. Researchers in Germany decided to put it to the test.
What they found may surprise you.
Women are no better at multitasking than men
The study found there was no difference between men and women in their ability to multitask. Neither was any good at it.
The study looked at two types of multitasking:
- Dual-task: Trying to do two things at the same time. Real-life examples would be strumming your guitar with your right hand while forming chords with the left. Or you are driving with one hand while rummaging in your bag for your phone with the other.
- Switching tasks: This involved flitting between two tasks. Real-life examples could be chopping vegetables while glancing around to ensure your baby is not crawling into danger. Or glancing at your phone to read a message before glancing back at the road.
In both types of tests, the research found that men and women took longer to complete the tasks when trying to do two things at once. They also did them less well than when they did one thing at a time. The study shows there is no reason to think that women are any better at driving while doing something else than men.
If someone crashes into you while driving, there is a high probability they were not giving the road their full attention at the time. There are so many possible distractions that can play a role in a driver causing a crash. A distracted driver is a danger to others, regardless of gender and regardless of what distracts them. Working with an experienced attorney can help you obtain a fair settlement.