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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
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1 posted on 08/15/2005 7:57:05 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick
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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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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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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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