This Explains Everything
Men do have trouble hearing women, scientists find
Men who are accused of never listening by women now have an excuse -- women's voices are more difficult for men to listen to than other men's, a report said.
The Daily Mail, quoting findings published in the specialist magazine NeuroImage, said researchers at Sheffield university in northern England discovered startling differences in the way the brain responds to male and female sounds.
Men deciphered female voices using the auditory part of the brain that processes music, while male voices engaged a simpler mechanism, it said.
Am I still allowed to be annoyed at OrthoDad when he doesn't register a word I say? I always tell him I feel like I'm the teacher from Charlie Brown when I talk to him. Remember her? Just the sound of a trombone with no understandable words? Now I'm not sure how off that really is...
hat tip: Jack