Scientists: residence affects spatial reasoning

Previously it was thought that spatial thinking depends on gender and age.

Ученые: Страна проживания влияет на пространственное мышление

Scientists-neuroscientists, doctors proved that the country of residence affects spatial reasoning. So, in more developed countries people live with this as most leaders in the ranking were the United States, Canada, Australia and the Scandinavian countries.

Interestingly, the cultural particularities of States have a direct reference to how man is able to think. For the first time this was stated by scientists at University College London, headed by Hugo Pearce. Thanks they developed the game Sea Hero Quest, the researchers assessed spatial thinking test.

The experiment involved 558 thousand persons from 57 States, the first task of which was the passage of a pre-specified route, the second the players had to get the flare and to choose the most proper route from the three proposed.

Spatial thinking, on the findings of experts do deteriorate with age, but among men the figures were better than the opposite sex. However, countries that have gender inequality, were losers – they were overtaken by a more developed country with a uniform ratio.

Earlier, scientists found that the levels of testosterone in the blood can affect spatial perception. The researchers also recorded better results in those people who drive the car. Perhaps it is because in more developed countries women, just like men, samorazvitie, as a result they have higher rates.

People in poor countries, especially women, often devote themselves to home and family and self-development they do not have time – and mostly in such States it is a direct deviation from the norm.

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