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Orlando__
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Posted on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 07:23

A beautiful woman's face has an effect on men's brain similar to cocaine according to six Harvard University researchers who analyzed men's brains using an MRI.  The men, primarily in their 20s and 30s, looked at photos of both men and women, beautiful and average.  They rated the photos from 1 = Not Very Attractive to 7 = Very Attractive. Only photos of women categorized as beautiful set off the "reward centers" in these male heterosexual brains.  This reward center is associated with the "drug reward" part of the brain leading some to suggest beautiful women have an addictive effect. Unattractive to average looking women, unfortunately, showed no significant changes in the male brain. 

In a second phase of the study, men in another group were allowed to control how long they viewed a particular face by pressing computer keys. The researchers found that men "expended effort" to see the beautiful female faces for a longer time, but for all other faces, irrespective of gender, they tried only to "make the faces disappear faster."


Source: Aharon, I., Etcoff, N., Ariely, D., Chabris, C. F., O'Connor, E., & Breiter, H. C. (2001). Beautiful faces have variable reward value: fMRI and behavioral evidence. Neuron, 32(3), 537-551.



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Posted on Sun, Jun 09, 2013 17:08

Dakota -- I like the Benny Hill quote.  Reminds me a bit of the W.C. Fields quote, "It was a woman that drove me to drink, and I never even thanked her."

 

I watched the Benny Hill show briefly. 

 

RMac



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Posted on Sat, Jun 08, 2013 23:31

Huey Lewis ("I want a new drug") figured this out and was seeking a fix. :-)  So if we could develop this new drug, perhaps us men could be cured. :-)  But do we really want to be?

 

As the great philosopher Benny Hill said:  "A woman like that could ruin a guy...if he were lucky". A friend of mine is a Benny Hill fan...otherwise I wouldn't have known that line.



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Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 05:52

Quoting NGL2011:

I think history has shown all of us, beautiful women can make men do pretty stupid things. LOL



Yep, they do it all the time. 

 

They can cause us to get married, take insane risks, and take a bullet for her if we have to.  They can cause us to work our *** off to be sure she has enough insurance, education, babies, transportation, and everything else to be sure she has enough to be happy.  All the while being insane in love. 

 

Yep, they do it all the time.

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 07:57

HAHAHA!! Lady DI--- 

 

So glad you found your mind BEFORE you found 10K!!! LOLOL.. 

 

HI NGL!!! How are you? Long time dear! 

 

And yes, I've seen men do some pretty stupid things over a woman that didn't even want them! ;)

 

Love may be blind; but, LUST sure has piercing eyes! 



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Posted on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 23:49

Quoting NGL2011:

I think history has shown all of us, beautiful women can make men do pretty stupid things. LOL



Ahhhh...yes.... and beautiful men can do the same thing to women NGL.  I almost lost my mind over a man that was the most beautiful specimen I had ever seen in my life!  Fortunately when he asked me for $10,000.....I found it!!!  Lolol



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Posted on Tue, Jun 04, 2013 15:20

I think history has shown all of us, beautiful women can make men do pretty stupid things. LOL



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Posted on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 17:43

Interesting I agree a breatiful face and smile is attractive. I look! but once,I hear the voice if it doesnt match the face I am done. Then personality is really a big deal. I dont care how much money or how good looking he is if no chemistry I cant do it. 

 

 



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