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The Sciences

NCBI ROFL: Sex differences in Nintendo Wii performance as expected from hunter-gatherer selection

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflMarch 19, 2009 7:59 AM

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"To test the hunter-gatherer theory of cognitive sex differences, men and women each played four video games on a Wii console: two games simulating skills necessary for hunting (navigation and shooting) and two games simulating skills necessary for gathering (fine motor and visual search). Men outperformed women on the two hunting games, whereas there were no sex differences on the gathering skill games. The findings are discussed in terms of evolutionary psychology theory."

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