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Women aren’t better multi-taskers than men — they’re just doing more work

Multitasking has traditionally been perceived as a woman's domain.

A woman, particularly one with children, will routinely be juggling a job and running a household — in itself a frantic mix of kids’ lunch boxes, housework, and organising appointments and social arrangements.

But a new study, published today in PLOS One, shows women are actually no better at multitasking than men.

The study tested whether women were better at switching between tasks and juggling multiple tasks at the same time.

The results showed women’s brains are no more efficient at either of these activities than…

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