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Unformatted text preview: denser) One way to make sense of this is to consider the typical tasks of men and women down through the ages. Men were hunter-gathers and women were involved with domestic activities (raising children, and managing the day-to-day activities of the village). Men used spear-like objects to kill their prey (visuospatial ability) and many times were required to be silent (lower verbal ability) not to scare away their prey. So men focused much of their day on right hemisphere tasks (less holistic than women). Woman on the other hand were constantly communicating with their children and interacting with the other women of the village (higher verbal ability)....
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- Spring '06
- temporal lobe, verbal language perception, area verbal language, lower verbal ability, higher verbal ability