Women Can Read Minds Better Than Men

A British study with nearly 89,000 participants found what many of us already knew: Women Are Better At Reading Minds Than Men

The British study with nearly 89,000 participants found that women can read emotions in the eyes better than men.

According to a new study from the University of Cambridge, a woman’s genes are just wired to read emotions when staring into someone’s eyes. Researchers tested close to 89,000 participants with a “cognitive-empathy test,” and found “people can rapidly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling from looking at their eyes alone.”

And …women scored better than men! The study identified variants on women’s chromosome 3 that explain why our ability to “read the mind in the eyes” is higher.

"This is the largest ever study of this test of cognitive empathy in the world,” says study leader Varun Warrier. “This is also the first study to attempt to correlate performance on this test with variation in the human genome.”


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