Women in the study recorded the details of their events more clearly and were able to recall the majority of details.
It seems they were able to retrieve their events by focusing on relationships and social interactions surrounding that event.
“These findings are provocative in showing that women and men see their worlds differently, likely due to different cognitive styles, and that gendered ideologies come into play in memory reconstruction,” says study author Qi Wang.
“It appears that, compared with men, women may attend to and encode more information during ongoing events, experience similar rates of forgetting, and then show greater ability to access retained event information at recall.”
“Our findings also suggest that the content of memories is reconstructed over time in a gendered fashion,” Wang added.
“The findings help us understand gender differences in memory and inform the theoretical debate about where in the memory formation process these differences emerge.”
So next time you and your partner disagrees over who said what at your last dinner date, it’s best if he just accepts that you are probably right.
After all, there is scientific evidence that you most likely are correct in most cases!