USATODAY.com - Childhood pastimes are increasingly moving indoors
Hey Danah -- you've studied gender norms in processing visual information. Traditionally girls like staying indoors and boys play outdoors, which is understood to relate to girls' preference for texture/pattern visual processing, and boys' preference for parallax-based visual processing. (Danah Boyd, who occasionally visits our humble home, has written some fascinating studies about how video games and computer graphics in general are sorted for boys' brains, and are relatively prejudiced against girl brains)
What happens when the boys stay home? Could changes in where children play add up to a generation of boys who see like girls?