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Men Lose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women
Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 03, 2009

Posted on 09/03/2009 11:36:48 AM PDT by Steelfish

Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind, according to a new study.

Pat Hagan 03 Sep 2009

The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive.

Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or 'cognitive resources' trying to impress beautiful women, they have little left for other tasks.

The findings have implications for the performance of men who flirt with women in the workplace, or even exam results in mixed-sex schools.

Women, however, were not affected by chatting to a handsome man.

This may be simply because men are programmed by evolution to think more about mating opportunities.

Psychologists at Radboud University in The Netherlands carried out the study after one of them was so struck on impressing an attractive woman he had never met before, that he could not remember his address when she asked him where he lived.

Researchers said it was as if he was so keen to make an impression he 'temporarily absorbed most of his cognitive resources.'

To see if other men were affected in the same way, they recruited 40 male heterosexual students.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: babes; beauty; genderwars; males; napl; psychology; radbounduniversity
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1 posted on 09/03/2009 11:36:48 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Duh!


2 posted on 09/03/2009 11:38:29 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Steelfish

BUSTED!

3 posted on 09/03/2009 11:38:36 AM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: Steelfish

Uhh, garsh!!


4 posted on 09/03/2009 11:39:00 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Laaayyyyyyyyyyaaaaaayyyyyydyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Oh, look at the pretty laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyydyyyyyy!!!"

5 posted on 09/03/2009 11:39:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Steelfish

Breaking News!


6 posted on 09/03/2009 11:39:15 AM PDT by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

7 posted on 09/03/2009 11:39:19 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Steelfish

They could have completed this study by going to any college campus after a football game and buying a keg of beer at a fraternity house...


8 posted on 09/03/2009 11:40:10 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Steelfish

It’s hard to form coherent thoughts when your body diverts your blood away from your brain.


9 posted on 09/03/2009 11:40:16 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Steelfish
The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive.

This indeed is why it is so simple to win the upper hand in a debate with Helen Thomas.

10 posted on 09/03/2009 11:40:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: frogjerk

I hate you.


11 posted on 09/03/2009 11:40:36 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the American Republic.)
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To: Steelfish

12 posted on 09/03/2009 11:40:45 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Steelfish
>Men Lose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women

Yes, but if a guy
takes off his shirt, women don't
stay too smart, either.

13 posted on 09/03/2009 11:40:48 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: rabscuttle385

HA HA HA!


14 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:12 AM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: numberonepal

Avoid post 3. You have been warned.


15 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:20 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the American Republic.)
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To: Steelfish

This started with Adam, and his pretty wife Eve holding that damn apple.


16 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Steelfish


Cheers,

knewshound

knewshounds blog
17 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:38 AM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: Steelfish
So Rita Ruddner’s observation holds true.

‘Men think that women with big breasts are not intelligent. That isn't true; it is just that the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent the men around her become.’

18 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:39 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Steelfish

“Men Lose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women”

Very True. Beautiful women can turn men into babbling idiots.


19 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:51 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: frogjerk

You ruined a perfectly good thread, you bastard.


20 posted on 09/03/2009 11:41:57 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the American Republic.)
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To: Steelfish

Not enough blood to keep two heads working properly.


21 posted on 09/03/2009 11:42:21 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: earlJam

Uh,,Huh?


22 posted on 09/03/2009 11:42:34 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: NMEwithin

Well those are two lovely ladies ...


23 posted on 09/03/2009 11:42:45 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: NMEwithin

What? Huh? Wow, uh... what were we talking about again?


24 posted on 09/03/2009 11:43:04 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: NMEwithin

What was the question?


25 posted on 09/03/2009 11:43:07 AM PDT by SZonian (I'm a Canal Zone brat)
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To: Steelfish

But what about the homos?


26 posted on 09/03/2009 11:43:37 AM PDT by tractorman
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To: NavyCanDo

Proof the Eve was a looker. Anything less and Adam would have had he good sense not to take a bite out of that apple.


27 posted on 09/03/2009 11:44:19 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: theFIRMbss

Yes, the muscles are nice but that face: yikes, I will pass on that. Jackie Broyles is my man. I would take Jackie over that muscle head any day./Just Asking - seoul62......


28 posted on 09/03/2009 11:44:33 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: theFIRMbss
Yes, but if a guy takes off his shirt, women don't stay too smart, either.
29 posted on 09/03/2009 11:44:37 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Steelfish

Interesting study. Thanks for posting.


30 posted on 09/03/2009 11:44:45 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: frogjerk

Looking at that made my IQ go up 50 points.

Not worth it, though.


31 posted on 09/03/2009 11:45:31 AM PDT by chesley ("Hate" -- You wouldn't understand; it's a leftist thing)
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To: Steelfish

If I talk to Helen Thomas, does that mean I turn into a genius?


32 posted on 09/03/2009 11:45:46 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (One man, alone! Betrayed by the country he loves, now its last hope in their final hour of need!)
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To: Steelfish

Man: Why did you make women beautiful?

God: So that you would love them.

Man: Why did you make women so tender?

God: So that you would love them.

Man: Why did you make women so stupid?

God: So that they would love you.


33 posted on 09/03/2009 11:46:02 AM PDT by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: Steelfish

captain obvioius alert


34 posted on 09/03/2009 11:46:18 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: Steelfish

The mind is not lost. It’s just migrating to another organ.


35 posted on 09/03/2009 11:46:19 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Proud FR Mobster)
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To: Hacklehead
So, what kind of conversation could be held with her?


36 posted on 09/03/2009 11:47:00 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: NCC-1701

Not sure...but the guys behind her are sure trying hard to figure it out.


37 posted on 09/03/2009 11:48:25 AM PDT by halo66
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To: frogjerk

Your post made me smarter!


38 posted on 09/03/2009 11:48:59 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: NCC-1701
So, what kind of conversation could be held with her?

"Nice baloons! May I touch them?"

39 posted on 09/03/2009 11:50:00 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: NMEwithin

Hamna,Hamna Hamna......


40 posted on 09/03/2009 11:50:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Steelfish

41 posted on 09/03/2009 11:50:48 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Steelfish

Interesting study, and from personal experience I totally agree. But not for the reason the researchers postulated.

A sufficiently attractive woman can simply scramble the thought processes of even a reasonable, clear-thinking guy. It’s not that he’s trying to impress her - it’s that his reasoning simply shuts down.

A woman I work with has had this effect on me every time I am near her for several years. It is completely impossible to control, and leaves my brain utterly scrambled for several minutes. I’m totally series.

It’s as if the brain synapses are “de-gaussed”, to use a retro tech term.

Amazing and really humorous, except for the not being able to think part. :)


42 posted on 09/03/2009 11:50:54 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (PALIN / BECK 2012.)
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To: NCC-1701

My name?....What’s my name?


43 posted on 09/03/2009 11:51:21 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: a fool in paradise

Well this just means most women will have no effect on a man’s concentration.


44 posted on 09/03/2009 11:51:54 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: Steelfish; ryan71; boxerblues; Hammy; Petruchio; Phinanceguy; DollyCali; Yorlik803; ...

So true....
45 posted on 09/03/2009 11:52:05 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Steelfish

Holy blood flow, Batman, how could that be?


46 posted on 09/03/2009 11:52:13 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: Alex Murphy
"If I talk to Helen Thomas, does that mean I turn into a genius?"

ONLY and I mean ONLY if you can keep from gouging out your eyes......

47 posted on 09/03/2009 11:53:02 AM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Steelfish
Men go partially blind, too. For instance, here is a photograph of a well-known landmark in Toronto, Canada; the CN Tower.


48 posted on 09/03/2009 11:53:28 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Steelfish

Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women....and bears crap in the woods....


49 posted on 09/03/2009 11:54:45 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NCC-1701

“So, what kind of conversation could be held with her?”

A very short one.


50 posted on 09/03/2009 11:55:09 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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