Women hit the nail on the head more often in lighted conditions in a lab, but in the dark, men did better. Scientists aren’t sure why, but they have a provocative idea…

He favors this explanation:

“Men and women differ in their ability to perceive objects in light versus dark environments, and this has a subsequent effect on motor control,” he speculates. “This is a provocative idea that will require a lot more data to test, and at this point, we don’t have a good handle on the nature of the motor control and perceptive differences that would induce this difference, but we are excited to find out.”