Women Remember Words and Faces Slightly Better than Men

According to recent research from Karolinska Institutet in Solna, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, women may remember words and faces a little bit better than men.Women Remember Words and Faces Slightly Better than Men

A team of researchers analyzed 617 studies that were conducted between 1973 and 2013 and included more than 1.2 million participants in total.

Lead researcher Prof. Agneta Herlitz comments: “Generally, women perform better when it comes to remembering verbal information, such as words, sentences, texts, and objects, but also the location of objects, and movies. Men can better recall abstract images and remember their way back from one location to another.”

Professor also adds: “Furthermore, there is a female advantage when it comes to remembering faces and with sensory memories, such as smells.”

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