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.
I got yer cognitive resources right here! We just get a little distracted. I can’t believe they study this stuff.
That's what I was thinking.;-)
Didya hear about the guy with his fly down?
His brains fell out.
“them them” - LOL works even in hindsight
How do I get grant money for a stunt like this?!?
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?
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.
That should bring 'em running...
More like woody science. Or johnson science. Magic wand science. Salami science. Trouser snake science...
This would explain why my husband hasn’t said anything intelligent in the 14 years we’ve been married. ;o)
HEY! Stop dickin’ around! :-))
LOL. I only meant it would take me about 2 minutes to write the report.
Let me understand this breakthrough:
Concentrating on one thing means you’re not concentrating on a second thing - and thus, men are stupid.
This is news?
So does beer. Double with both together!
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.
Nope. It’s an exponential effect.
Um, doesn’t it mean that men can concentrate on two things at once, but not three very well?
I have always found this to be true. <8oP~~
I guess I just got over-excited.
Hmmm...I just thought of something:
Same thing happens around overweight people and foods they love.
LOL. Instant Einstein!
Yep. They start thinking with the little head instead of the big one.
Gee, why didn’t I think of that?
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.
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