Go North, Be a Man!

To up my manliness! I’m sure it’s an outdated belief, but one nugget that stuck with my from like Cognitive Science 101 in college is allegedly men are better than women at performing mental spatial rotations. I don’t want to get into the discourse here – I don’t know if it’s still a well-regarded finding, but it’s a concept that stuck with me, and – ridiculously – I put GPS with “north is up” in order to get myself better at that kind of rotation. And thus, become “more manly” (snicker)… More here.

Interest concept from Kirk. Surely to be more manly you would use a paper map and a compass etc etc, but I get his varied points in the above article.



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