A study points to better multitasking abilities in women as compared to men. This is especially so, when it comes to switching between tasks, a test conducted by psychologists in UK has revealed. It appears that when it came to speed and organizing abilities, women were far superior to men, even though both sexes portrayed difficulty juggling priorities. Researchers do agree that this is one subject that can do with more study as it can influence the organization of workplaces. Co-author Dr Gijsbert Stoet, of the University of Glasgow, said, "Multitasking is getting more and more important in the office - but it's very distracting, all these gadgets interrupting our workflow. It could be that men suffer more from this constant switching." During their study, researchers found that when it came to juggling between jobs, both men and women slowed down but men appeared to be slower than women. Men were markedly slower, and took sometimes 77% longer to respond as against 69% longer on the part of women. "This difference may seem small, but it adds up over a working day or week", said Dr Stoet. Psychologist Dr Dongning Ren of the Chinese Academy of Sciences said, "Still, it is possible that for certain tasks, men might be better at multitasking. It may depend on the nature of the tasks - sequential or simultaneous. Of course I don't think we should just assign women to roles where rapid switching is demanded. Studies show that men tend to think they're better at multitasking than they are in reality, and women tend to think they're worse than they really are." Source: Medindia << Emotionally Intelligent People may Influence the Emotions o... Honduran Dengue Fever Epidemic Confirms 27 Deaths >> Recommended Reading Women Prefer Multitasking Men A new study has revealed that like humans, female frogs also prefer males who have the ability to multitask effectively. READ MORE Stress, Multitasking Make Women Prone to Mental Health Problems A recent insight has revealed that women are more prone to suffering mental health issues as compared to men. READ MORE Multitasking: Bilingual Kids Better Than Single Language Speakers A new study has said that kids who learn to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than children who learn to speak only one language. READ MORE Why Multitasking May Prove a Challenge for Autistic Children Young people with autism may find it difficult to multitask because they stick rigidly to tasks in the order they are given to them, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. READ MORE Amoebic Dysentery Amoebic dysentery or amoebiasis is an infection of the intestine that causes diarrhoea most frequently along with other causes. READ MORE Multitasking: Good or Bad for Your Brain? Is multitasking good when your brain frantically switches between tasks or does it slow down the brain processes causing changes in brain structure? Learn what happens to the brain when you multitask. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) The Essence of Yoga Daily Calorie Requirements More News on: Amoebic DysenteryMultitasking: Good or Bad for Your Brain?