London, Feb 24 (UNI) He does not remember where his wallet is, forgets taking the car keys along, needs to be reminded time and again about a prior dinner date and above all does not care to remember birthdays.
Ladies, who have similar complaints with their partners, would be proud to know that women were better off in keeping episodic memory-- a type of long-term memory based on personal experiences.
Findings of a recent study revealed that women excelled in verbal episodic memory tasks, such as remembering words, objects, pictures or everyday events, and men outperformed women in remembering symbolic, non-linguistic information, such as remembering way out of the woods.
However, women were better than men on tasks involving both verbal and symbolic processing. They were also good in tasks requiring little to no verbal processing, such as recognition of familiar odors.
The study published in 'Sex Differences in Episodic Memory' published in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science stated that while the probability of genetically-based differences between the quality of male and female memory remains unknown, the results suggested that females currently held the advantage in episodic memory.
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