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Men, women have different memories

February 27, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
So who has a better memory, men or women? New evidence just published in a psychological journal reveals it's not so much who has better memory, but what kind of memories men and women hold onto.Women have better long-term episodic memories, meaning ones based on events like a wedding, or an accident or an argument. The memories are usually verbal in nature.

Men, on the other hand, have better memories for things associated with pictures or images or visual cues.

Experts say one reason for the differences is due to hormones in our brains, especially levels of estrogen.


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