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Testing Predictions from the Hunter-Gatherer Hypothesis - 2: Sex Differences in the Visual Processing of Near and Far Space

Author(s): Geoff Sanders ; Tom Walsh ; Kamila Sinclair

Year: 2007

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Summary

J. Whittaker: Laboratory based puzzle task in which participants saw their hands and puzzles in far or near space. Women performed better in near than far, men vice versa. Far and near space processed in ventral and dorsal cortical regions also known as “what” and “where” visual systems, so potentially sexually dimorphic cognitive abilities favored by evolution.


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Testing Predictions from the Hunter-Gatherer Hypothesis - 2: Sex Differences in the Visual Processing of Near and Far Space. Geoff Sanders, Tom Walsh, Kamila Sinclair. Evolutionary Psychology. 5 (3): 666-679. 2007 ( tDAR id: 423432)


Keywords

General
Atlatl Gender Hunting Weapon

Temporal Keywords
Palaeolithic


Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): EXARC Experimental Archaeology Collection Manager


Record Identifiers

ExArc Id(s): 10244

Notes

Rights & Attribution: The information in this record was originally compiled by Dr. Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director.


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America