Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why Women May Be Better at Remembering Faces

Women were better at remembering the faces they were shown during experiments in a new study.

 Compared with men, women seem to have a knack for fixating on the eyes, nose and mouth of someone they've just met, a new study suggests. That tendency might make women better at remembering faces, researchers say.

Men and women recruited for the study were shown dozens of pictures of randomly selected faces with names attached and told to remember each.

To test their recall, the researchers, from Canada's McMaster University, showed the participants another random slew of facial images and told them to indicate which people they had seen before. One group was tested over one day, while another set of participants was tested over four days.

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