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....
Friday, September 04, 2009
Things We All Knew Already
Men get stupider around pretty women:
Posted by JD Rhoades at Friday, September 04, 2009