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'Most of the men of my acquaintance are no better at map-reading than I am – they’re just utterly unable to admit they don’t know where they’re going.' Stock photo

'Most of the men of my acquaintance are no better at map-reading than I am – they’re just utterly unable to admit they don’t know where they’re going.' Stock photo

'Most of the men of my acquaintance are no better at map-reading than I am – they’re just utterly unable to admit they don’t know where they’re going.' Stock photo

I can think of few things guaranteed to disrupt marital harmony as quickly as one party's inability to read a map, a trait which usually manifests itself as you're whizzing down a European motorway at 130kmh trying to find your holiday destination with two screaming children in the back seat.

So I was interested to read neuroscientist Gina Rippon's take on men, women and our respective map-reading abilities this week.


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