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Viewing porn leads to short-term memory loss: study
Life Site News ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski

Posted on 12/19/2012 5:08:53 AM PST by IbJensen

DUISBURG, Germany, December 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen have found that viewing pornography has a significant negative effect on a man’s ability to complete short-term memory tasks that are important for understanding, reasoning, problem solving and decision making.

“Some individuals report problems during and after Internet sex engagement, such as missing sleep and forgetting appointments, which are associated with negative life consequences,” the introduction to the research report states.

In the study the researchers subjected 28 healthy heterosexual men with an average age of 26 to a series of images in categories of neutral, negative, positive, or pornographic.

As the men viewed the pictures, they touched a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ key to indicate whether the current picture was the same as one they had seen four slides previously, which the researchers termed a “4-back working memory task.”

The study found a significantly greater number of incorrect answers when the men viewed the pornographic images than when they saw the nonsexual images.

The men scored an average of 80 percent correct answers when viewing the neutral, negative or positive images. This dropped to 67 percent correct answers when viewing pornography.

According to the research team, headed by psychology graduate student Christian Laier, the findings of their study are consistent with research on working memory interference due to other forms of addiction such as drugs and alcohol, and may help psychologists understand why viewing porn results in “a neglect of relevant environmental information and therefore disadvantageous decision making.”

“Sexual arousal interferes with working memory, an important facet of executive functioning,” Laier wrote. “Sexual arousal and its impacts on cognitive processes might explain parts of these negative effects.”

Research into “Erotic Visual Stimuli” published earlier this year in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that viewing pornography actually shuts down part of the brain, the primary visual cortex, that researchers describe as playing “a vital role in basic survival mechanisms in humans,” in order to increase blood supply to the brain regions involved in sexual arousal.

The University of Duisburg-Essen research report was published in the November edition of the Journal of Sex Research.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: pornography
And many of those wankers thought they could continue their lustful pleasure to the point of needing glasses. Now they're losing their mind. Next they'll be plotting rape and murder. Seems a stretch, but then they'll never know for sure.
1 posted on 12/19/2012 5:08:56 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

what? Where am I?


2 posted on 12/19/2012 5:13:51 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: IbJensen

oh my god all the blood is rushing from my head lol


4 posted on 12/19/2012 5:15:49 AM PST by rstark56
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To: IbJensen

Of course you forget...after a while they all look alike....


5 posted on 12/19/2012 5:17:00 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: IbJensen

And lest we forget, if you don’t stop it you’ll go blind! By the way, does the blind thing also apply to women?


6 posted on 12/19/2012 5:18:55 AM PST by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: Lockbar
..as well as your eyesight! 8-D

7 posted on 12/19/2012 5:19:33 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: IbJensen

TTIWWOP!


8 posted on 12/19/2012 5:21:30 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: IbJensen

I don’t recall being asked to participate in this study.....

...but, maybe?

Who knows?


9 posted on 12/19/2012 5:21:45 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: neodad

Doesn’t your monitor have a camera?


10 posted on 12/19/2012 5:23:21 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: IbJensen

they are testing the wrong brain - that one is no longer in control during the test phase.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 5:23:36 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: IbJensen

It’s been said for years that God only gave man enough blood to operate one head at a time.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 5:24:31 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: IbJensen

Points. He said wankers.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 5:32:07 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: IbJensen

“””“Some individuals report problems during and after Internet sex engagement, such as missing sleep and forgetting appointments, which are associated with negative life consequences,” the introduction to the research report states. “”””

So what?


14 posted on 12/19/2012 5:41:27 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: IbJensen

I forget why I clicked on this thread.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 5:41:41 AM PST by Oratam
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To: IbJensen

I have no memory of ever watching porn.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 5:45:19 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: neodad

17 posted on 12/19/2012 5:52:51 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: IbJensen

The only thing I have to say about that is ...... uhhh ...... where was I ....... uhhhhhh ............what’s this thread about ........... uhhhh ......... never mind.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 6:09:01 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: fieldmarshaldj

LOL! And ewwww!


19 posted on 12/19/2012 6:12:29 AM PST by Joy in the Journey (is not the lazy man's checkbook)
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To: Lockbar

“Gee, Honey, no, I don’t remember going to www.porn.com”


20 posted on 12/19/2012 6:16:14 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IbJensen

Hairy Palms? Glasses?

now this?

in the words of Homer Simpson:

“...Me lose brain? Uh, oh! Ha ha ha! Why I laugh?”


21 posted on 12/19/2012 6:24:28 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yuck, my memory has bounced back, but now my eyes are burning!


22 posted on 12/19/2012 6:25:41 AM PST by twister881
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To: IbJensen

What was that we were talkin’ about?

;^)


23 posted on 12/19/2012 6:26:00 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks! Now I really am going to go blind!


24 posted on 12/19/2012 6:26:59 AM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: IbJensen

I clicked on this thread for the comments and wasn’t disappointed. Y’all crack me up!


25 posted on 12/19/2012 6:54:41 AM PST by scripter
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To: IbJensen
Researchers put people in rooms to watch Internet porn. When they came out of the room, the subject's wives would ask them what they were doing and none of them could remember. This proves short-term memory loss.
26 posted on 12/19/2012 6:57:52 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks for posting that photo, I was about to go to the emergency room because of my priapism problem.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 6:59:39 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hillary would be better,,,


28 posted on 12/19/2012 7:13:49 AM PST by Big Red Badger
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To: IbJensen

Huh, what! I knew I should not have looked at MISS JULY (or was it JUNE) back in 1968!


29 posted on 12/19/2012 8:24:08 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Reopen the mental institutions! Damn the ACLU!)
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