Qui les voit le mieux
Kate Lubenkova
Moscrop Secondary
Floor Location : M 155 D

The question that has been asked is: Are there differences in the visual cortex of both genders during adolescence? The objective of the experiment is to determine whether or not there are psychological differences between the visual cortex of both genders. The prediction is that the data received from the experiment will be similar and will not differ much since the visual cortex cannot be influenced.
To test the hypotheses, an experiment was conducted involving 10 girls and 10 boys from grade 9. Each was shown 6 different optical illusions and were asked to identify what they saw. Then, their answers were documented and a chart was created using the percentage of answers that each gender answered correctly.
The data received from the experiment carried out for this project demonstrates that:
- The first illusion contains two women that need to be found and none of the genders were able to find both
- The fourth illusion has two images of the same face but the faces were either lightened or darkened. Both genres also had difficulty distinguishing the gender
- But, the same number of people in each gender could find both circles and squares in the fifth illusion.
- In the second illusion, A and B did not turn. However, 80% of the girls were sure that A was turning faster than B. -
- Then, 40% of the boys said the circles were not spinning.
- In the third illusion, A and B were the same color, but only one boy said that A and B were the same color, while 3 out of 10 girls said the same thing.
- Finally, in the sixth and final illusion, 60% of girls found both faces kissing, as well as the only face. But 80% of boys found only one face.
We can see that: The girls did better in illusions 3 and 6, which had something to do with color or the distinction of objects. However, the boys seemed to excel naturally at the 2nd illusion, which consisted of distinguishing movement.
Now, according to an experiment conducted by Israel Abramov to find out what gender sees color better- "men have greater sensitivity to fine detail and quick stimuli, but women are better at distinguishing colors"
Since this experiment produced the same results as the study, I think there is a difference in the visual cortex of both genders.