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30th May 2007, 04:10 PM
A UK study has just revealed that the more masculine and heterosexual you are, the better you are at reading maps. They say that it comes down to hormonal influences in the womb, but also how you were raised - the toys you played with, how much you were cuddled etc.
Does this apply to you? Can you read a map? Did you play with tonks trucks or barbie dolls? Lego or My Little Pony?
30th May 2007, 05:52 PM
i had the largest lego collection but my sister alwayys made me play doctors and nurses - and somehow she was always the doctor!!!!!!!!!! and strangely i'm still the nurse!
31st May 2007, 02:28 PM
ha - so i guess that paved the way! that's great...
6th June 2007, 01:35 PM
No I can't read a map at all. I have to turn it the way the street is pointing, and I can't manage in the slightest in journeys involving more than one page. So, obviously, I make sure that I always stay on Melway page 58.
Which reminds me, I wrote to several councils a couple of years ago to suggest that they could help cartologically (?) challenged people like me by putting signs up like "Welcome to Page 67 B12" instead of street names .... but I have to say that the response has fallen somewhere south of disappointing so far ....
7th June 2007, 12:46 PM
I like maps... I like structure... I'm good at these things...
The developer in me looks at the structure, precision and procedures in a map, where the designer in me finds the iconic values and navigating through complex structures...
I know.. I know... GEEEEK
7th June 2007, 05:40 PM
Yeh, I used to study the street directory as a young kid and can give directions for nearly everywhere in Sydney (bar most of the west) since a young age as opposed to my sister and dad who have no sense of time or direction.
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