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History-of-Things
09-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Men and Women Really Do See Things Differently: Differences May be Rooted in Hunting and Gathering (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120907-men-women-see-differently-science-health-vision-sex/)

Scarlet Ibis
09-08-2012, 09:51 PM
I saw this story on the ABC evening news last night, and they actually showed a picture of some blades of green grass as what it would look like through the eyes of a man, vs. through the eyes of a woman. Through the eyes of men, the green grass seemed a bit more subdued, and had more of a yellowish tint. I've been trying to find a picture of it online, but I haven't found it yet.

I don't automatically buy their speculation that these differences in visualizing are due to women being gatherers, and needing to see colors better to pick the right berries, though. There could be a hundred reasons why we see colors differently.

Spark
09-09-2012, 05:43 AM
There also must be variation within the sexes. Certainly some men "see" more as a woman would and some women "see" more as a man would.

utR!
09-25-2012, 05:25 PM
And also do pay attention differently according to this article:

http://news.discovery.com/human/women-pay-attention-to-birds-and-butterflies-while-men-focus-on-cars-120919.html

tuuli

Tresyl
10-06-2012, 09:41 AM
Nice article tuuli. Having said that, I pay attention to birds without forgetting to focus on cars :)

utR!
10-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Same here, it depends on which comes first to be watched. Earlier I did not pay much attention to the cars but I think there are more cars than birds. When I was a child we were interested in birds and books of them. But certainly it is facinating to watch different kind of birds and try to remember the names... :)

tuuli