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SexID
Some researchers say that men can have 'women's brains' and that women can think more like men. Find out more about 'brain sex' differences by taking the Sex ID test, a groundbreaking experiment designed by a team of top psychologists.




Your overall performance:
The scale below is an indication of where you fall in the male/female brain continuum. The results are based on the four mind tests only - angles, spot the difference, 3D shapes and words.

Bear in mind that your performance may be affected by many factors in addition to gender, like age and intelligence.

Your personal brain score: +25

Average score for MEN who've taken this survey: +50
Average score for WOMEN who've taken this survey: -50

Your Score for Each Task


Part 1

Angles
This task tested your ability to identify the angle of a line by matching it with its twin. This is a spatial task, which looks at how you picture space.
Your score: 15 out of 20
Average score for men: 16.4
Average score for women: 14.7

What does your result suggest?

If you scored 13 - 17: You found this test neither hard nor easy. This suggests your brain has male and female traits when it comes to spatial ability.

Spot the difference
This task tested your ability to identify which objects changed position
Your score: 50%
Average score for men: 42%
Average score for women: 57%

What does your score suggest?

If you scored between 34 - 66%: You may have a balanced female-male brain.


Part 2

Hands
You said your RIGHT thumb was on top when you clasped your hands together.

Right thumb on top: This suggests the left half of your brain is dominant. Many studies have tried to establish whether there is a relationship between handedness and brain dominance. Some scientists believe that if you are left brain dominant, you would be more verbal and analytical.

However, these theories are debatable and leave much to be said about the small percentage of people who are ambidextrous.


Part 3

Emotions and Systems
This task looked at whether you prefer to empathise or systemise.

Empathy
Your empathy score is: 14 out of 20
Average score for men: 4 - 12
Average score for women: 8 - 15

What does your result suggest?
Empathisers are better at accurately judging other people's emotions and responding appropriately. If you scored 15 and above, you are very empathic and would be an ideal person to comfort people in a time of crisis. Women in general are better at empathising.

Eyes
This task tested your ability to judge people's emotions.

Your score: 9 out of 10
Average score: 6 - 9

What does your result suggest?

If you scored 7 - 10: Your result suggests you are a good empathiser, sensitive to other people's emotions. Women generally fall into this category.


Part 4

Fingers
We asked for the measurements of your ring and index finger. Your ratio came to:

Right Hand: 0.93
Left Hand: 0.91


Average ratio for men: .96
Average ratio for women: 1.00

It's thought that your ratio is governed by the amount of testosterone you were exposed to in your mother's womb. The ratio of the length of your index finger to the length of your ring finger is set for life by as early as three months after conception. Even during puberty, when we experience intensive hormonal changes, the ratio stays the same.

Men generally have a ring finger that is longer than their index finger, which gives them a lower ratio than women, whose ring and index fingers are usually of equal length.


Part 5

Faces
This task looked at how you rate the attractiveness of a series of faces. The images you looked at were digitally altered to create slight differences in masculinity.

Your choices suggest you prefer more feminine faces.

Highly masculinised male faces possess more extreme testosterone markers such as a long, broad and lower jaw, as well as more pronounced brow ridges and cheekbones.

Interestingly, women's preferences are said to vary across the menstrual phase. A more masculine face is preferred during the 9 days prior to ovulation, when conception is most likely.

A typical 'attractive' female face possesses features such as a shorter, narrower, lower jaw, fuller lips and larger eyes than an average face.


Part 6

3D shapes
This task tested your ability to mentally rotate 3D shapes.

Your score: 10 out of 12
Average score for men: 8.4
Average score for women: 6.4

What does your result suggest?

If you scored 10 - 12: Are you an engineer or do you have a science background? People with these skills tend to score in this range. Past studies have concluded that people in this range have a more male brain.


Words
This task looked at your verbal fluency.

You associated 12 word(s) with GREY and you named 13 word(s) that mean happy.
We are assuming that all the words you entered are correct. Scientists will be analysing your results in more detail.

Average score: 6 - 10 words

What do your results suggest?

If you produced 1 - 5 words: You are more of the strong, silent type with a male brain. You probably find it easier to express yourself in non-verbal ways, preferring action rather than words.

If you produced 6 - 10 words: Most people in this range have a female-type brain.

Women are said to use both sides of the brain when doing verbal tasks while men mainly use their left side. Studies have shown that girls develop vocabulary faster than boys. This difference in brain power is caused by levels of pre-natal testosterone.


Ultimatum
This task asked you how you would divide money.

If someone offered you £50, you said you would demand £1.

On average, people offer 35 to 40% of the pot.

Sex differences are small in this task. An offer of more than 40 per cent of the pot (ie £20) is more typically female and an offer of less than 35 per cent of the pot (ie £17.50) is more typically male.

Scientists believe that people with lower testosterone levels tend to take fewer risks so they are probably more willing to keep less for themselves. Those with higher testosterone levels tend to drive a harder bargain and are less compromising.

Men's testosterone levels fluctuate over the seasons and are at their lowest levels during the springtime. This is said to influence their bargaining power.
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