December 29, 2008

Hormones Linked to Bad Driving

Scientists from the University of Giessen, Germany, found that a lack of hormones affects spatial skills. Spatial skill is the ability to assess and orientate shapes and spaces – a key characteristic in tasks such as map reading and parking.

The research looked into the spatial, verbal and number skills of around 40 volunteers who were subject to tests such as the ability to think in 3d by mentally unfolding a complex shape and identifying which of five drawings could not be rotated to look like the other four.

It was stated that too little testosterone in the womb was a cause of this lack in spatial awareness.

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