Scientists crack why men refuse to be wrong

Scientists crack why men refuse to be wrong

Scientists have claimed men often think they are right due to high levels of testosterone.

Behavioural scientists at Caltech in Pasadena have reportedly discovered that the stereotypical male trait of stubbornness comes from the hormone testosterone causing them to make "snap judgements".

Colin Camerer, a scientist who worked on the study, told Elite Daily: "What we found was the testosterone group was quicker to make snap judgements on brain teasers where your initial guess is usually wrong. The testosterone is either inhibiting the process of mentally checking your work or increasing the intuitive feeling that 'I'm definitely right."

In order to reach their conclusion, scientists gave one set of participants extra testosterone and one set received none, before giving them a series of maths problems to solve

The results showed those with extra levels of the hormone got 20 per cent fewer correct answers.

They also answered their questions in less time than the other test group, and took longer to arrive at the correct answer once they were told they were wrong.