UK study shows Gay men have trouble reading maps

The more I think about this, the more I think it’s probably true but also backwards . . . it’s not that gay men can’t read maps, it’s that the brain structure that results in gayness isn’t the same one that makes map-reading easy. Many cultures have viewed homosexuality as an indication of a different spiritual path, which suggests a different way of thinking. Perhaps maps is simply the most obvious form we see these days.

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  1. I note that, across the spectrum, women performed worse in general than men. Here’s a question: how many of the researchers were women? Were the results affected by gender interaction between researcher and subject, such as communication differences or performance pressure (which is not just sexuality-related).

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