Tristan Gooley, author of the Natural Navigator, has come up with a non-scientific comparison of navigation abilities of different classroom groups.
Speaking on the Today programme, he explained that the study showed that women tend to have "less confort and faith sticking with a system" whereas men "like systems, so they stay within systems even though [it] isn't working all the way".
Dee Caffari, the first woman to sail non-stop single-handedly around the world in both directions, agreed that women "are much more likely to not just trust the facts and the science but actually have other reinforcing factors to convince them."
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