Skip to comments.Science: Attractive Women Make Men Temporarily Stupid
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."
and this is news? It is a simple blood flow distribution process.
And here I’ve been thinking they were stupid before.
Was money spent on this study?
Right, and the other head has far fewer neurons devoted to intellectual cognition.
Fastest way to a man’s wallet is through his zipper.
Chrissy Matthews explained.
Peroxide also reduces a persons IQ.
until you marry them, in which case the effect becomes permanent..
I would have done it for half the cost, and had it completed in 2 minutes.
One suspects that they hired an attractive woman to make the presentation asking for the cash....
That said, it's a very interesting result.
Not just news, but science. And not just science -- it's rocket science!
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.
“...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.