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Sexy images hurt your eyesight
The Times of India ^ | MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2005 11:29:01 PM | The Times of India

Posted on 08/15/2005 7:57:02 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick

Researchers have finally found evidence for what good Catholic boys have known all along – erotic images make you go blind.

According to a report in New Scientist, the research has added to road-safety campaigners' calls to ban sexy billboard-advertising near busy roads, in the hope of preventing accidents.

The new study by US psychologists found that people shown erotic or gory images frequently fail to process images they see immediately afterwards. And the researchers say some personality types appear to be affected more than others by the phenomenon, known as "emotion-induced blindness".

David Zald, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Marvin Chun and colleagues from Yale University in Connecticut, showed hundreds of images to volunteers and asked them to pick a specific image from the rapid sequence.

Most of the images were landscape or architectural scenes, but the psychologists included a few emotionally charged images, portraying violent or sexually provocative scenes.

The closer these emotionally charged images occurred prior to the target image, the more frequently people failed to spot the target image, the researchers found.

"We observed that people failed to detect visual images that appeared one-fifth of a second after emotional images, whereas they can detect those images with little problem after neutral images," Zald says.

"We think there is essentially a bottleneck for information processing and if a certain type of stimulus captures attention, it can jam up the bottleneck so subsequent information can't get through," Zald explains.

"It appears to happen involuntarily. The stimulus captures attention and once allocated to that particular stimulus, no other stimuli can get through" for several tenths of a second.


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KEYWORDS: blind; blindness; connecticut; health; india; italy; porn; science; sex; sleaze
I came, I saw, I posted.
1 posted on 08/15/2005 7:57:05 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick
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To: CarrotAndStick

why is my screen blank?


2 posted on 08/15/2005 8:00:11 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: CarrotAndStick

Can I look til I need glasses???


3 posted on 08/15/2005 8:00:17 PM PDT by chadwimc
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To: CarrotAndStick

I'll take my chances...


4 posted on 08/15/2005 8:00:35 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
I came, I saw, I posted.

Uh, aren't these in the wrong order?

5 posted on 08/15/2005 8:02:17 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: CarrotAndStick
In braille or will there be pictures?
6 posted on 08/15/2005 8:02:21 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

So, what is the real reason I have to shave my palms? Which, by the way, is hard to do with the coke bottle glasses I have to wear......


7 posted on 08/15/2005 8:04:19 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
The new study by US psychologists found that people shown erotic or gory images frequently fail to process images they see immediately afterwards. And the researchers say some personality types appear to be affected more than others by the phenomenon, known as "emotion-induced blindness".

Ah, so that's how Bill went from Hillary to Monica!

8 posted on 08/15/2005 8:04:22 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance; Constitution Day; martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim

I can't see for hours after an FR Kornikova thread


9 posted on 08/15/2005 8:04:35 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: CarrotAndStick
Test the accuracy of this story here
10 posted on 08/15/2005 8:05:16 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: CarrotAndStick

Maybe that's why the Lord says not to, huh?


11 posted on 08/15/2005 8:06:46 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13))
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To: CarrotAndStick
Sexy images hurt your eyesight

Oh that's just great!  I always heard "never make a pretty woman your wife", but did I listen?  Oh no, of course not ... now I'm gonna go blind!

12 posted on 08/15/2005 8:07:27 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: hercuroc

"why is my screen blank?"

What screen?


13 posted on 08/15/2005 8:08:35 PM PDT by NathanBookman (I'm a star, I'm a star. I am a big, bright, shining star.)
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To: CarrotAndStick; MikeinIraq; kingattax; pissant

14 posted on 08/15/2005 8:10:22 PM PDT by scott says (MSM = More Stupid Misinformation)
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To: scott says; pissant

LOL

between sexy images and Viagra I'm gonna be REALLY blind when I am in my 50s and 60s...!!!


15 posted on 08/15/2005 8:14:31 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: scott says

Are yo trying to tell me something? LOL


16 posted on 08/15/2005 8:15:49 PM PDT by pissant
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To: MikeinIraq

Try 30s. LOL


17 posted on 08/15/2005 8:16:13 PM PDT by pissant
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To: CarrotAndStick
Funny, I heard it was opposite....


18 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:00 PM PDT by kAcknor (Don't flatter yourself.... It is a gun in my pocket.)
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To: CarrotAndStick


19 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:07 PM PDT by Flux Capacitor (Trust me. I know what I'm doing.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
DON'T WORRY! I'LL SAVE YOUR SIGHT!!

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You're welcome.

20 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Beat you by ten seconds. :)

-Dan

21 posted on 08/15/2005 8:18:47 PM PDT by Flux Capacitor (Trust me. I know what I'm doing.)
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To: Flux Capacitor

10 seconds. But do we hear a chorus of "Thank You"s? Noooooooo...


22 posted on 08/15/2005 8:19:09 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: CarrotAndStick

OMG! They think Helen Thomas is sexy?!


23 posted on 08/15/2005 8:20:36 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: Flux Capacitor; Billthedrill

Save my sight & lose my lunch.


24 posted on 08/15/2005 8:21:46 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

Hmm... according to this, it looks like the study didn't have the proper controls. All it showed was that our brain processing "skips" every time we see a picture of a person. Instead of alternating landscape scenes with "emotionally charged" pictures of people (comparing apples and oranges), the researchers should have alternated pictures of people in neutral poses vs. people in provocative or violent poses. (Of course, the researchers might have included the necessary controls, but the article didn't bother mentioning it.)


25 posted on 08/15/2005 8:24:40 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: MikeinIraq; pissant; kingattax
The image has been blocked...let me try something different...{sorry if I'm annoying, lol}
26 posted on 08/15/2005 8:28:15 PM PDT by scott says (MSM = More Stupid Misinformation)
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To: scott says

LOL.. Nice


27 posted on 08/15/2005 8:30:30 PM PDT by pissant
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To: stainlessbanner

lol


28 posted on 08/15/2005 8:38:16 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CarrotAndStick
I CAN'T SEE! I CAN'T SEE!

What's the matter?

I got my hands over my eyes. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk...
29 posted on 08/15/2005 8:45:03 PM PDT by Redcloak (We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singin' "whiskey for my men and beer for my horses!")
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To: scott says
try this one :


30 posted on 08/15/2005 8:53:35 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: CarrotAndStick; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Old Sarge; SandyInSeattle; ...
I'M BLIND!!!!!
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This-Is-Not-A-Ping-List ping!

[Freepmail me to get on or off this Not-A-Ping-List.]

31 posted on 08/15/2005 9:20:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Even Tom Cruise would recommend that Cindy Sheehan take a Paxil." --PBRSTREETGANG)
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To: CarrotAndStick

And how big of a chunk a change did we spend to figure this little gem out? Oh bother where for art thou?


32 posted on 08/15/2005 9:23:56 PM PDT by Allosaurs_r_us (I can't use the cell phone in the car. I have to keep my hands free for making obscene gestures)
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To: Flux Capacitor

Thank you. That reversed all the negative affects.


33 posted on 08/15/2005 9:37:22 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: CarrotAndStick
Want to see something that will really hurt your eyes? You've been warned.
34 posted on 08/16/2005 12:33:05 AM PDT by burzum
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To: Slings and Arrows

deceptive title - it isn't the eyes that are affected, but the processor

OTOH, this supports my long-standing contention that well-constructed women should not be permitted to exercise on or within line-of-sight of heavy-use roads during rush-hour. (Ya shoulda seen the accidents on St Charles in New Orleans during my seven years there)


35 posted on 08/16/2005 2:45:30 AM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: scott says

Ow. My eyes my eyes!!!!


36 posted on 08/16/2005 4:45:37 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Warning.... Contents under pressure....)
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To: stainlessbanner

I'm a big boy, I can take the pain! Bring it on!


37 posted on 08/16/2005 8:36:50 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (This ain't your granddaddy's America)
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To: TheBigB

That explains it.


38 posted on 08/16/2005 8:40:05 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Yes, but that is only if you look at ugly people!!!


39 posted on 08/16/2005 8:41:13 AM PDT by gman992
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