The cliches that women can't read maps and men can't see things right under their noses seem to have been explained by science.
Researchers believe the reason the sexes differ is because of their specific roles in evolution.
Men had to hunt and stalk their prey, so became skilled at navigation, while women foraged for food and became good at spotting fruit and nuts close by.
The theory emerged from a study which looked at the different way in which men and women appreciate art.
This clearly explains why when I was in Berlin with a man of my acquaintance and we got hideously lost due to his poor map-reading skills it was because he's a woman in disguise and neither of us have realised it yet. Conversely I must secretly be a man in denial, due to my superior navigation skills.
Am I the only one who is confused about why this is still the subject of so much research and media reportage, and whole entire books?