Male brains 'overwhelmed' in multitasking test: study
Are women really better at multi-tasking? A study Wednesday said a tricky brain-teaser throws off men's walking gait but leaves most women unfazed, reopening an age-old debate about mental gender differences.

On a treadmill, men—and women over 60—started swinging their right arm less while grappling with a complicated language test, researchers found.
Language function and right arm swing are both thought to be controlled mainly by the brain's left hemisphere.
"Women under 60 seemed to be resistant to this effect, as they were able to perform the verbal task with no change in arm swing," said study co-author Tim Killeen, a neuroscientist from the University Hospital Balgrist in Switzerland.

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