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Staring at naked women makes you smarter: Study
Canoe.ca ^ | November 24, 2011 | Mike Strobel, QMI Agency

Posted on 11/25/2011 11:23:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

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Researchers at the University of Tampere and Aalto University showed volunteer men and women photos of models in varying stages of undress.

Before all you women in sensible shoes cry “sexist pig!”, I hasten to add the models also were male and female.

The volunteers’ electrical brain activity was monitored.

Results appear in the current edition of the science journal PLoS One.

They make me proud to work for this newspaper, to share space with such brain food as the SUNshine Girl.

Professor Jari Hietanen reports the less clothes the models wore, the quicker each volunteer’s grey matter kicked into action.

This may have roots in how our cave-man ancestor identified a potential mate. It was easier if they were naked.

“In less than 0.2 seconds, the brain processes pictures of nude bodies more efficiently than clothed bodies,” Professor Hietanen says.

“Responses were the strongest when the participants looked at (nudes), the second strongest to bodies in swimsuits, and the weakest to fully clothed bodies.”

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(Excerpt) Read more at cnews.canoe.ca ...


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: nakedwomen; napl
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I knew I was a genius!
1 posted on 11/25/2011 11:23:45 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

And how smart do I become if I stare at naked women after having had 8 beers?


2 posted on 11/25/2011 11:25:26 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Hey baby, wanna...get smarter?


3 posted on 11/25/2011 11:25:53 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PGR88
And how smart do I become if I stare at naked women after having had 8 beers?

Unfortunately, the brain cells that became smarter were the ones you just killed.

4 posted on 11/25/2011 11:28:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Helen Thomas ?!!
I don’t think so...


5 posted on 11/25/2011 11:39:56 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Slings and Arrows
Photobucket
6 posted on 11/25/2011 11:48:36 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: Slings and Arrows
Staring at naked women makes you smarter

Duh, never knew I had an ace up my sleeve all these years............

As Hunter Thompson was purported to have said: "Hey, it works for me!".

7 posted on 11/25/2011 11:53:33 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Slings and Arrows

bflr


8 posted on 11/25/2011 11:57:35 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: doorgunner69

Super-Genius Laz to show up in 3...2...1...


9 posted on 11/25/2011 11:57:46 PM PST by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’d have to be an idiot not to know this.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 12:00:44 AM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well,...so much for Holiday Inn Express. Bring me that cold fusion device thingy.

I’ll get it workin’ in a minute.


11 posted on 11/26/2011 12:03:14 AM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Slings and Arrows
It's true. That's how I learned to use the Internet.
12 posted on 11/26/2011 12:06:56 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Hmmm. If you look at naked women while staying at a Holiday Inn Express...


13 posted on 11/26/2011 12:07:08 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Manswers also cited a John Hopkins study that concluded a good way to deal with pain is to picture yourself in a threesome with 2 hotties. That’s science.


14 posted on 11/26/2011 12:09:01 AM PST by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: citizencon

15 posted on 11/26/2011 12:20:25 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Slings and Arrows

I recall a theory Cliff on “Cheers” put forward- that only the slowest, weakest brain cells were killed by the alcohol so that the remaining brain tissue was stronger and more vibrant.

Works for me!


16 posted on 11/26/2011 12:24:13 AM PST by One Name
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To: Slings and Arrows
How does the author comes into a conclusion that faster reaction on certain stimuli makes us smarter? Suppose we get to look at a series of pictures of male and female, some of them are family members or spouse. I'm not surprise if when those pictures with family members come up, the time for the brain cell to show electricity is faster than when those of unknown persons.

I'm not denying the correlation with the remnant of prehistoric brain on possible mating (Oohh.. does it mean we believe in evolution now?). I'm just taking issue with the 'makes-your-smarter' headline.

17 posted on 11/26/2011 12:32:39 AM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Lancey Howard

*sigh* You had to go there...


18 posted on 11/26/2011 12:43:03 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Holy Lord and Dale Earnhardt Jr.....that is disturbing on every level imaginable.


19 posted on 11/26/2011 1:15:35 AM PST by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The volunteers’ electrical brain activity was monitored.

[...]Professor Jari Hietanen reports the less clothes the models wore, the quicker each volunteer’s grey matter kicked into action.

This may have roots in how our cave-man ancestor identified a potential mate. It was easier if they were naked.

Accurate experimental findings, faulty logic, and wrong conclusion (or at least: misleading article).

The electrical activity increased, but not in the higher brain centers (the prefrontal lobes). Cognitive powers were not enhanced. Rather, the activity in the limbic system (reptilian brain) - responsible for instinctive behavior (like evaluating the sexual attractiveness of potential mates - increased.

Looking at images of nude woman would NOT enhance the ability of a normal male subject to solve analytical problems (e.g., mathematical equations or logical deductions). Rather, certain instinctive processes would be triggered, helping him to determine whether the subject at hand was beddable, or worth bedding.

Regards,

20 posted on 11/26/2011 1:18:01 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: Lancey Howard

Hahaha ...


21 posted on 11/26/2011 1:25:55 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Belly laugh......GG


22 posted on 11/26/2011 1:52:53 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'm a 68 years old DOM and have been spying nekkid women form many moons (only older guys will appreciate this) when as a young-un' we had to rely of National Geographic Magazine which occasionally published pic of African Women who went bare from the waist up.

Don't know if that has made me smarter, but it has made life more interesting and enjoyable, for just like the saying that we carnivores say to PETA that if God didn't want us to eat meat, He would not have made it so "tasty;" if God didn't want us to ogle the anatomy of beautiful women "au natural" why did he make the female anatomy so alluring and fascinating?

However, it goes without saying that there are some women (dare I suggest, Liberal females? lol) who should NEVER be seen clothed, never mind undressed, as some of us have weak stomachs.

Of course the previous declaration does not apply for males on the make, in bars, after about 8 to 10 drinks and it's 10 minutes before closing time; then that rule is null and void and they all (even the woof-woofs) look absolutely spectacular and desirable. lol

23 posted on 11/26/2011 2:01:26 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Apropos to resurrect this oldy but goody:

beer

24 posted on 11/26/2011 2:07:29 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So brain activity mimicking caveman instincts is now…. smarter?

OK, apparently the study concludes that, because of some measurable increase in the speed of brain activity, people seem smarter than they really are. Reading the article makes one dumber. Posting about it makes one an idiot.

Did I get that right? I’ve lost too many brain cells now to tell.


25 posted on 11/26/2011 2:28:34 AM PST by drierice
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To: Slings and Arrows

Lord, I must have the smartest husband in the world. He can hear my shower running from six blocks away!


26 posted on 11/26/2011 2:51:17 AM PST by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: Lancey Howard

In AFTER the Helen Thomas pick, dammit.


27 posted on 11/26/2011 2:56:41 AM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Lancey Howard

Brain Drain.


28 posted on 11/26/2011 3:03:18 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

29 posted on 11/26/2011 3:25:45 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Would be a much better story if it were backed up with an extensive photo spread.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 3:32:45 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy is just a quota boy)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Staring at naked women.... Brilliant!
31 posted on 11/26/2011 3:47:11 AM PST by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Go to the picture gallery, Joe. Then scroll down.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 3:56:38 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LAZAMATAZ

33 posted on 11/26/2011 4:00:04 AM PST by Lazamataz (For the balance of the day, I will reply to a thread on another thread.)
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To: alexander_busek
Accurate experimental findings, faulty logic, and wrong conclusion (or at least: misleading article).

Another great theory ruined with logic and facts. What do you plan on shooting down next, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, or Obamacare?

34 posted on 11/26/2011 4:02:08 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on television.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What kind of results would I get if I tried it with projected holograms? Sign me up!


35 posted on 11/26/2011 4:23:38 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Slings and Arrows
I find this hard to believe. I'll have to test this theory.
36 posted on 11/26/2011 4:31:07 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: paudio

“How does the author comes into a conclusion that faster reaction on certain stimuli makes us smarter?”

Yeah, seems he spent too much time staring at numbers.

Seriously though, seems a “duh” that the brain processes the natural unconcealed figure than when adorned with a proliferation of random concealments.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 4:34:34 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Slings and Arrows
TTIUWOP

Just sayin'...

38 posted on 11/26/2011 4:34:53 AM PST by AF_Blue ("America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936)
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To: One Name

“Well ya see Norm, it’s like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

“In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we all know, kills brain cells, but naturally it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer elimates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”


39 posted on 11/26/2011 4:40:39 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: paudio
How does the author comes into a conclusion that faster reaction on certain stimuli makes us smarter?

Astute question - probably being pushed to increase accessibility of porn to the kids so they can be smarter too.

It's like saying that showing the whole face of a family member, vs. showing a shot from the lips to the eyebrows, makes you smarter because you recognize the person faster.

40 posted on 11/26/2011 4:46:32 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

Thread is worthless w o pics.


41 posted on 11/26/2011 4:58:07 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Experience and common sense dictates that looking at naked women does have an effect.

Now if one wants to describe that effect, without using common crass wording, one could say, at this moment I am getting smarter.


42 posted on 11/26/2011 5:00:50 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: PGR88

Well, they’ll all look good.


43 posted on 11/26/2011 5:04:17 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: gigster; Lazamataz

Lazamataz is actually quite bright and politically savvy. Underestimating him is common, and in some cases, dangerous.


44 posted on 11/26/2011 5:19:45 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Slings I honestly thought it made IQ’s drop!


45 posted on 11/26/2011 5:23:25 AM PST by Morgana (Rent this Space....Cheap)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes! I want to get smarter. Please send your naked photos now.


46 posted on 11/26/2011 5:32:55 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Don’t worry, she’s ‘armless.


47 posted on 11/26/2011 5:34:19 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Joe Boucher

*sigh* Science these days...


48 posted on 11/26/2011 5:35:33 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Morgana

It makes men smarter, but the increased IQ is used to see more naked women.


49 posted on 11/26/2011 5:39:33 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

Sent.


50 posted on 11/26/2011 5:49:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (For the balance of the day, I will reply to a thread on another thread.)
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