Can Gender Differences in Mobility explain Gender Differences in Spatial Ability? Findings from the Field and Lab

Sex differences in range size and navigation are widely reported, with males traveling farther than females, being less spatially anxious, and, in many studies, navigating more effectively.  The Spatial Cognition and Navigation project is collecting data from the field and the lab to learn (1) why males range farther, and whether it varies across cultures,  and (2) whether gender differences in mobility explain gender differences in spatial ability.  We report on some of our results, with data from four forager-horticultural populations (Hadza, Twe, Tsimane, Shuar) and from college st