Thursday, February 17, 2011

Peripheral Vision

Shavings has discussed before how the evolutionary deck has dealt men better long-sight (spotting distant targets) and women superior near-sight (embracing family, keeping the children close). That is why the woman next to you smacks your knee when you pick your nose. You don't understand how she can possibly see, but she can. She can.

This ability means that a woman is probably better at seeing two things at the same time whilst men concentrate on one. Multi-tasking anyone?

On the football field an assistant referee is required to observe if anyone is in an offside position at the moment the ball is kicked to them. This involves focusing on two separate fields of activity at the same time.

Anyone like to take a wild guess as to which gender should, in theory, be better at this?

I didn't write this only to be able to use the labels 'football,' 'evolution' and 'sexism' on the same post but it does make me happy.

1 comment:

MadPriest said...

If women have such good near-sight how come they can never find their car keys?