Ladies, we know we’re better at a lot of things than men are. Science tells us we’re better learners, more empathetic and we even have cleaner hands. But now research shows we’re also better at something else, but it won’t surprise you. It turns out, we’re also better at reading minds than guys are.
According to a new study from the University of Cambridge, a woman’s genes are just wired to read emotions when staring into someone’s eyes. Researchers tested close to 89,000 participants with a “cognitive-empathy test,” and found “people can rapidly interpret what another person is thinking or feeling from looking at their eyes alone.”
And ring-a-din-ding…women scored better than men! The study identified variants on women’s chromosome 3 that explain why our ability to “read the mind in the eyes” is higher.
"This is the largest ever study of this test of cognitive empathy in the world,” says study leader Varun Warrier. “This is also the first study to attempt to correlate performance on this test with variation in the human genome.”
So when you really want to know what your partner is thinking, just stare into his eyes and you’ll probably figure it out. It’s science!