Findings by some researchers have shown that women have better retentive memory than men.
Reasons women remember things more than men:
1. Women pay more attention to happenings and are able to recall such when needed.
2. It is due to hormones or brain structure. (The brain’s memory hub shrinks when they are between 20 and 40 years old, unlike in women).
3. Care-taking role often assumed by women and more responsibilities at home boost their memory.
4. Parents demanding more details from girls than boys at that early age contributes to this.
Reasons culled from these analysis below:
In a study by Prof. Qi Wang, an expert in human development at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, New York, United States, it was found that gender has a role to play in how people remember things.
In the course of the study, which involved 60 college undergraduates, she sent three text messages to them in one week, and instructed them to write down what had happened to them during the previous 30 minutes. Thus, once they received the text, they should quickly type their experience within the last 30 minutes and forward to her for documentation.
At the end of the week, she asked all of them to describe in detail those events they wrote about in the text messages. She titled the study ‘Gender and Emotion in Everyday Event Memory.’