Women think better at higher temperatures.
If the heating is turned up at work it could give women the edge over their male colleagues.
A study found that women think better at higher temperatures while men perform better when it’s colder.
When women did mental arithmetic they got almost 9% more right when the temperature rose by 5C (9F). But men solved 3% fewer tasks correctly when the temperature rose by 5C.
The fact that women often feel chilly in offices while their male colleagues are sweating is well known.
But these findings suggest that women need to not only be warmer for comfort but also to be able to solve problems efficiently.