Skip to comments.Watching too much porn shrinks menís brains and makes them stupid Ė apparently
Posted on 05/30/2014 12:42:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Heavy use of pornographic material can make men stupid, apparently.
New research suggests that mens brains shrink as a result of watching too much adult material.
German researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development found that men who watch a lot of porn tend to have smaller striatum.
The stratum is a region of the brain concerned with rewards and motivation so the researchers believe watching porn damages their brain and makes them lazy.
There is a chicken and egg debate regarding these findings as to which came first, the smaller brains or the heavy usage of porn.
One conclusion is that less intelligent men love pornography.
Last year, a survey by the University of East London reported that 97% of boys and 80% of girls between the ages of 16 and 20 have watched porn.
Does anyone make think it makes people smarter?
haha. love it. :)
It makes one head bigger.
It amuses me how folks when it suits them point to larger brain size in some humans or mammals as indicative of likely advanced capabilities ...
When its pointed out the markedly smaller sized brains of tropical Africans
Or some Amerindians or jungle Asians and Aboriginals
Then its not important....
It kills me...
Usual refrain.....Einstein had a tiny brain...etc
It isn’t how big it is, it’s how you use it. (Your brain, that is.)
Porn makes what smaller? I don’t believe what this....uh....what is this article about again?
Average female brain is quite a bit smaller than the average male brain.
Satan’s second best trick, after convincing the world he didn’t exist, was getting it to call porn “adult entertainment”.
His third-best was bubble packaging.
> Porn makes what smaller? I dont believe what
this....uh....what is this article about again?
Fourth best is whatever that clear plastic packaging is made of. That stuff is nearly indestructible, suitable for body armor, and has led to more frustration than all the pornos put together.
This article sounds like man-hating feminist bull to me.
Personally, I don’t believe watching porn can... uh...
oh... what was I saying?
OT Slings..but just heard on TV that results of an extensive study prove cat lovers are smarter than dog lovers. LOL
Let’s assume the researchers chose this area to study because they had some previous experience with, and exceptional interest in, the phenomenon they chose to study. Let’s assume, as well, that someone among the lead researchers had to understand the subject matter well enough to lead a discussion about the choice of material the study subjects were to watch, and then review the material in detail to make sure it met strict research criteria. (Only such a prospective study, BTW, would be likely to prove causality, not mere correlation.)
If so, we can assume that these researchers had shrunken striatum as well, and that their research, therefore, must have been conducted by men who were stupid.
Watching too much porn shrinks mens
Panicked, I clicked on the link, only to find it is the BRAIN that is shrunk.
I have no use for my brain, so, I am relieved.
Really? I’d say bottle service.
Hey I recognize that kitty. It’s Lazamacat!
And as long as we have had IQ Tests women have scored lower than men on average
Though just this year some journalists claim that is no longer true
Its not just brain size.
Any “given” in the animal kingdom considered a determinant in humans which offends modern notions about race or gender or culture will be ignored or considered inapplicable
By the very same folks who consider all aspects of evolution to be the gospel
Pick and choose science
I prefer to watch females.
Porn is better than nothing for frustrated guys but a poor substitute
And indicates a voracity inherent in felines....which in reality is elusive
Probably how most women feel who watch porn actors and then glance at hubby’s Willie..lol
AFAIK, male and female IQ has always showed a very nearly identical average.
However, males have a shorter and wider bell curve. IOW, there are many more male geniuses and idiots, while females are more often average.
If you have evidence to the contrary, I’d like to see it.
Read Richard Lynn’s finding....yes....what you say is true but he finds 5 point difference in the mean
Its easy to Google
But let’s be honest...like other hot topics...science will rarely touch this sort of stuff except to refute it
Like now....they alter IQ tests and women do better....so now its a fact women are smarter....cause it suits them
I just like to go on facts...whether they suit me or not
In fact...empirical observation is a pillar of conservatism...not wishful thinking to suit this illusory era of humanity we live in
My original note was the hypocrisy over brain size...in relation to body
Scientists discount that in humans but not animals
Not if there is actual evidence that brain size in humans is not directly related to intelligence. That is possible, but I haven't seen actual evidence to that effect.
Do porn-watching cat lovers break even?
Quite a bit of research is. Women too.
I figured you were their test subject.
You're outed, dude.
Never seen a cat in heat, have you?
Leave it to Slings to come up with such a clever reply. LOL
Slings, don’t you ever sleep either? :)
Of course - during class.
That’s our S&A.
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