Secret of the Male Mind #10
Hey there. Hope everyone had a wonderful week and is looking forward to the weekend. Over the next 10 days I will be posting an interesting “secret” of the male mind. Just for something a little different. By no means am I some kind of expert on males, so this information will be found using resources other than my own (with my opinion scattered throughout). Enjoy
Women have spent countless hours agonizing over what a guy is thinking, and sales of women’s magazines and self-help books attest to the desire to understand the enigma that is the male mind. Why doesn’t he answer my texts? How can he live in such a pigsty? How long must we date before he’ll drop the L-word?
We’ll probably never learn the exact number of hours a woman should wait before calling a guy or whether he prefers to be the pursuer or the pursued — men are too diverse for such grand statements, and besides, it may not be any fun to have men completely figured out. The good news is that scientists are gaining more insight into the male brain all the time. Are they finding that the same old sexist stereotypes hold true, or are there some pleasant surprises in store?
Here we go…….
10: Men Really Can’t Remember What You Wore on Your First Date
Women don’t just remember their wedding anniversaries. Many women also remember the date they first kissed the man who would become their husband, what they were wearing on their first date with him and what song was playing in the restaurant where he proposed. Men often get in trouble when they can’t remember these kinds of details.
Researchers have found that men and women use different parts of their brains to form memories, and it turns out that the emotional center of the brain plays a large role in women’s memories. When women are affected emotionally by something, be it a photograph in the newspaper or a fight with a boyfriend, they are apt to remember every single detail. Men, on the other hand, tend to have more visual and “tactical” memories, which means they easily remember how to get from one place to another or the layout of a room, yet have trouble recalling a loved one’s birthday . And women may need to give men a hand at parties — women are better than men at recalling faces, particularly female faces [sources: Branan Association of Psychological Science. One theory posits that women are particularly good at remembering pretty girls’ faces — after all, they may be potential threats. As it turns out, a woman’s male companion may not remember that pretty face at all.
Men’s poor memories dog them throughout their life, unfortunately. In a study presented in 2008 to the American Academy of Neurology, researchers announced that men were one-and-a-half times more likely to have mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia, than women .
Interesting….more to come….