Who talks more, men or women? Your guess may likely be wrong
Today - 07/18/2014
Nothing has been more enduring than the stereotype of women as chatterboxes, gabbing about everything and anything at any time, all the time. That Chatty Cathy construct simply isn’t true, say researchers in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Both sexes actually talk a lot, but when it comes to that “more” part, it all depends on context.
To measure how much men and women actually did talk, researchers from Northeastern University and the Harvard School of Public Health had study participants wear a small device called a “sociometer,” which is able to collect real-time data on social interactions.