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Science: Attractive Women Make Men Temporarily Stupid
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Posted on 09/04/2009 10:48:52 AM PDT by Clint Williams

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"The Telegraph reports that 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 leads to speculation 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. 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 recruited 40 male heterosexual students and had each one perform a standard memory test. The volunteers then spent seven minutes chatting to male or female members of the research team before repeating the test. The results showed that men were slower and less accurate after trying to impress the women. The more they fancied them, the worse their score."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: beauty; genderwars; males; psychology
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1 posted on 09/04/2009 10:48:52 AM PDT by Clint Williams
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To: Clint Williams

No Duh!


2 posted on 09/04/2009 10:50:15 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Clint Williams

and this is news? It is a simple blood flow distribution process.


3 posted on 09/04/2009 10:50:41 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Clint Williams
Science: Attractive Women Make Men Temporarily Stupid

Define temporary?

4 posted on 09/04/2009 10:51:13 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Clint Williams

And here I’ve been thinking they were stupid before.


5 posted on 09/04/2009 10:51:29 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

30-40 years


6 posted on 09/04/2009 10:51:46 AM PDT by The Klingon
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To: All

Was money spent on this study?


7 posted on 09/04/2009 10:51:48 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: rigelkentaurus

Right, and the other head has far fewer neurons devoted to intellectual cognition.


8 posted on 09/04/2009 10:52:09 AM PDT by Zeddicus
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To: Clint Williams

Fastest way to a man’s wallet is through his zipper.


9 posted on 09/04/2009 10:52:25 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: Clint Williams

Chrissy Matthews explained.


10 posted on 09/04/2009 10:52:35 AM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: numberonepal

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11 posted on 09/04/2009 10:52:39 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (May God save the American Republic.)
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To: Clint Williams

Peroxide also reduces a persons IQ.


12 posted on 09/04/2009 10:52:53 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Clint Williams

until you marry them, in which case the effect becomes permanent..


13 posted on 09/04/2009 10:52:56 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Clint Williams
Dang, how much $$$ was this study?

I would have done it for half the cost, and had it completed in 2 minutes.

14 posted on 09/04/2009 10:53:02 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Maverick68
Was money spent on this study?

One suspects that they hired an attractive woman to make the presentation asking for the cash....

That said, it's a very interesting result.

15 posted on 09/04/2009 10:53:10 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: rigelkentaurus
this is news?

Not just news, but science. And not just science -- it's rocket science!

16 posted on 09/04/2009 10:53:14 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: rigelkentaurus

LOL!! No wonder beautiful women who are also smart have such a hard time finding mates. They believe a temporary phenomenon instead of checking his baseline IQ.


17 posted on 09/04/2009 10:53:44 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Clint Williams

“...perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function...”

But perform better, I imagine, in tests designed to measure other functions.

Makes sense to me, and it bothers me not.


18 posted on 09/04/2009 10:53:59 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Define temporary?


Long enough to give them them house?


19 posted on 09/04/2009 10:54:03 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Clint Williams

20 posted on 09/04/2009 10:54:15 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: Clint Williams

I got yer cognitive resources right here! We just get a little distracted. I can’t believe they study this stuff.


21 posted on 09/04/2009 10:54:19 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: The Klingon
30-40 years

That's what I was thinking.;-)

22 posted on 09/04/2009 10:54:20 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Pistolshot

Didya hear about the guy with his fly down?

His brains fell out.


23 posted on 09/04/2009 10:54:48 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: freedomlover

“them them” - LOL works even in hindsight


24 posted on 09/04/2009 10:54:52 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Clint Williams

How do I get grant money for a stunt like this?!?


25 posted on 09/04/2009 10:54:56 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Clint Williams

Teacher: The average male thinks about sex once every 17 seconds.

Student 1: I don’t believe that!

Student 2: Me neither. What Else is there to think about?


26 posted on 09/04/2009 10:55:45 AM PDT by bigheadfred (NEGROMANCER!!!! Run for your LIVES!!!)
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To: Maverick68
Was money spent on this study?

If a hot babe was actually in charge of the study, then you can bet there was money spent on it.
27 posted on 09/04/2009 10:56:14 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: rigelkentaurus

My daddy always told me that men have enough blood circulation to supply either their brain or their penis. But never both at the same time.


28 posted on 09/04/2009 10:57:32 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: AFreeBird
2 minutes

That should bring 'em running...

29 posted on 09/04/2009 10:58:18 AM PDT by bigheadfred (NEGROMANCER!!!! Run for your LIVES!!!)
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To: NMEwithin
The more I look at the picture The dumber I get. . . . .
Right now I am a dumb Ass getting dumber and dumber. . . .
30 posted on 09/04/2009 10:59:03 AM PDT by DeaconRed (You may be right I may be crazy. But I just might be the lunatic you're looking for.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Not just news, but science. And not just science -- it's rocket science!

More like woody science. Or johnson science. Magic wand science. Salami science. Trouser snake science...

31 posted on 09/04/2009 10:59:03 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Clint Williams

This would explain why my husband hasn’t said anything intelligent in the 14 years we’ve been married. ;o)


32 posted on 09/04/2009 11:00:38 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: Albion Wilde

HEY! Stop dickin’ around! :-))


33 posted on 09/04/2009 11:00:39 AM PDT by bigheadfred (NEGROMANCER!!!! Run for your LIVES!!!)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL. I only meant it would take me about 2 minutes to write the report.


34 posted on 09/04/2009 11:00:42 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Clint Williams

Let me understand this breakthrough:

Concentrating on one thing means you’re not concentrating on a second thing - and thus, men are stupid.


35 posted on 09/04/2009 11:01:46 AM PDT by donna (No more twitterpated RINO talk!)
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To: Clint Williams

This is news?


36 posted on 09/04/2009 11:03:17 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Clint Williams

So does beer. Double with both together!


37 posted on 09/04/2009 11:04:04 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: AFreeBird
I would have done it for half the cost, and had it completed in 2 minutes.

I would have done it for double the cost and many many years of exhaustive study.

Personally, I think the reason men become "stupid" around beautiful women is that men realize they have only a few moments to savor a beautiful woman in all the various sensory pleasures she provides so they focus as much concentration as they can for those few moments and then, only later, decide to catch up on whatever else may have gone on around them.

This is a phenomenon easily observed at many swimming pools and beach fronts. Men put all thought processes on hold while they enjoy a beautiful woman and, only later, realize that it upset their wife/gf. But for those few moments, they were completely oblivious.

38 posted on 09/04/2009 11:05:16 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: 2banana

Nope. It’s an exponential effect.


39 posted on 09/04/2009 11:06:08 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: donna

Um, doesn’t it mean that men can concentrate on two things at once, but not three very well?


40 posted on 09/04/2009 11:06:38 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Clint Williams

I have always found this to be true. <8oP~~


41 posted on 09/04/2009 11:07:29 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Clint Williams
Ahem, rules.


42 posted on 09/04/2009 11:07:34 AM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: AFreeBird

I guess I just got over-excited.


43 posted on 09/04/2009 11:07:57 AM PDT by bigheadfred (NEGROMANCER!!!! Run for your LIVES!!!)
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To: Clint Williams
...Attractive Women Make Men Temporarily Stupid...

Hmmm...I just thought of something:


44 posted on 09/04/2009 11:10:01 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Jump You F**kers!)
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To: Clint Williams

Same thing happens around overweight people and foods they love.


45 posted on 09/04/2009 11:10:21 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: FReepaholic

LOL. Instant Einstein!


46 posted on 09/04/2009 11:11:50 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Londo Molari

Yep. They start thinking with the little head instead of the big one.


47 posted on 09/04/2009 11:12:12 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare will be a crap sandwich. The government will get all your bread and you get the crap.)
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To: FReepaholic

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 09/04/2009 11:12:55 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Clint Williams

Gee, why didn’t I think of that?


49 posted on 09/04/2009 11:13:02 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: bigheadfred
bigheadfred posted: "Teacher: The average male thinks about sex once every 17 seconds."

That's probably the average frequency of such thoughts. The average duration of the thought is probably 16.9 seconds, leaving about one-half of one percent of thinking time for such things as eating and personal hygiene. Fortunately, many males are able to multi-task.

50 posted on 09/04/2009 11:13:32 AM PDT by William Tell
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