Friday, September 04, 2009

Things We All Knew Already

Men get stupider around pretty women:
Research shows 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.

Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be 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.

No shit, Einstein. How long did it take you to figure this out?

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.

Nice moves there, Suave Guy.

Researchers said it was as if he was so keen to make an impression he 'temporarily absorbed most of his cognitive resources.'

Or, as it's also known, the little head took over for the big one.

Psychologist Dr George Fieldman, a member of the British Psychological Society, said the findings reflect the fact that men are programmed to think about ways to pass on their genes.

'When a man meets a pretty woman, he is what we call 'reproductively focused'.

Well, that may be what YOU call it....


Mark Terry said...

As I said on Scalzi's blog: Well, duh.

Persia Walker said...

And uh ... how much taxpayer money did they spend on this nonsense? Money that could've gone to studying something ... well, useful?

JD Rhoades said...

Well, since the study was apparently done in Holland, I would assume no American taxpayer money.

Wilfredo said...

You know? I've been celibate for about 13 months now, and I have noticed that my mind has been going through some kind of renaissance in the last 4 months. This is all thanks to watching these other dudes make fools of themselves in parties and bars, and I not wanting to be like them.
That's how you learn things: trial and errors; preferably others.

Gerard Saylor said...

I have noticed that my mind has been going through some kind of renaissance in the last 4 months.

Maybe you're just turning into George Costanza.

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