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(The Raw Story)   Brain scans indicate if women will have sex, which is great news for guys who bring brain scanners to bars   (rawstory.com) divider line 31
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2012-04-18 05:11:34 PM  
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2012-04-18 05:37:41 PM  
A study of 48 college-aged women at Dartmouth University has revealed for the first time that brain scans can predict some future behaviors, like excessive eating or sexual activity, as far out as six months in advance.

That's a weird grouping... Excessive eating and sexual activity? What exactly are they trying to imply about sexual activity?

... researchers were able to predict which among them would engage in sexual activity or gain weight in the six months that followed...

Again that combination... It's almost like they're saying that any sexual activity is a personal failing, like excessive eating...

Personal responsibility and self discipline vary from person to person, they added, and some may just be more capable than others in overriding their own behavioral tendencies.

... ah. Let me guess - this research was sponsored by the GOP's Center for Anti-Woman Studies?
 
2012-04-18 05:46:15 PM  

Theaetetus: ... ah. Let me guess - this research was sponsored by the GOP's Center for Anti-Woman Studies?


Perhaps.

Or perhaps we could look it up and see it's sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But that would be according to Bill Kelly's website, which isn't in the article, so we can jump to a different conclusion safely, since this is Fark and "OMG REPUBLICANS" is the default answer.
 
2012-04-18 05:46:15 PM  

Theaetetus: A study of 48 college-aged women at Dartmouth University has revealed for the first time that brain scans can predict some future behaviors, like excessive eating or sexual activity, as far out as six months in advance.

That's a weird grouping... Excessive eating and sexual activity? What exactly are they trying to imply about sexual activity?

... researchers were able to predict which among them would engage in sexual activity or gain weight in the six months that followed...

Again that combination... It's almost like they're saying that any sexual activity is a personal failing, like excessive eating...

Personal responsibility and self discipline vary from person to person, they added, and some may just be more capable than others in overriding their own behavioral tendencies.

... ah. Let me guess - this research was sponsored by the GOP's Center for Anti-Woman Studies?


AKA: The He-man Woman Haters Club

/no gurlz alowd
 
2012-04-18 05:49:17 PM  
He said that by studying the brain's reward center as test subjects were shown images of food and sexual activity, researchers were able to predict which among them would engage in sexual activity or gain weight in the six months that followed.


show her Porn, get some of your own
 
2012-04-18 05:49:47 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: AKA: The He-man Woman Haters Club

/no gurlz alowd


Then who are they having all this sexual activity wit- ohhhhhhhhh...
 
2012-04-18 05:51:23 PM  
So Subby, I'm confused. Help a brotha out.

If I bring a brain scanner to a bar... I can haz sex with the woman from the article??

/ Yes, I see the eyebrows.

// They're kinda sexy.
 
2012-04-18 05:55:57 PM  
As I read deeper into the article, I was expecting this to be a study on the frontal lobe, since that is where a large portion of our impulse control comes from. People with frontal lobe damage can sometimes enter into risky behaviors (like unprotected sex or binge eating) but I didn't know if they were getting into specifically viewing that region.

Then it went into the nucleus accumbens, which I wasn't familiar with. Very interesting article. Wiki says that part of the brain is also responsible for the placebo effect.
 
2012-04-18 05:56:50 PM  
1) It does NOT indicate if they'll have sex with you
2) Don't leave it around your mother, subby, she'll fry that thing like flash paper in a toaster.

/oh, DNRTA
 
2012-04-18 06:03:37 PM  
Remember, this study is via Wm Kelley, the same pop psychologist that did a 2004 'humor' study by having two dozen students watch sitcoms while hooked up to similar brain scan machines.

Dartmouth tenure committee sets the bar pretty low these days?

/bonus: his assistants name?... 'Moran' - http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun06/anatomy.aspx
 
2012-04-18 06:07:48 PM  
Makes sense. If your horny or hungry, it's going to reflect on your brain waves.
 
2012-04-18 06:13:34 PM  

Theaetetus: A study of 48 college-aged women at Dartmouth University has revealed for the first time that brain scans can predict some future behaviors, like excessive eating or sexual activity, as far out as six months in advance.

That's a weird grouping... Excessive eating and sexual activity? What exactly are they trying to imply about sexual activity?

... researchers were able to predict which among them would engage in sexual activity or gain weight in the six months that followed...

Again that combination... It's almost like they're saying that any sexual activity is a personal failing, like excessive eating...

Personal responsibility and self discipline vary from person to person, they added, and some may just be more capable than others in overriding their own behavioral tendencies.

... ah. Let me guess - this research was sponsored by the GOP's Center for Anti-Woman Studies?


I read it as comparing cravings.
 
2012-04-18 06:17:22 PM  

Gergesa: I read it as comparing cravings.


That's because you're not trying to turn an article into a political shiatstorm.
 
2012-04-18 06:21:10 PM  
Thanks for including a helpful stock photo of a woman I would like to sex, article.
 
2012-04-18 06:27:04 PM  

Antimatter: Makes sense. If your horny or hungry, it's going to reflect on your brain waves.


Your horny or hungry what? This is important.
 
2012-04-18 06:48:10 PM  
"The man always wonders if the couple is going to end up having sex. The woman already knows."
 
2012-04-18 06:49:40 PM  
Brain scanners can detect chloroform?
 
2012-04-18 07:47:35 PM  
Money performs the same task as that brain scanner. Much cheaper and easier to haul around too.
 
2012-04-18 08:00:26 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Antimatter: Makes sense. If your horny or hungry, it's going to reflect on your brain waves.

Your horny or hungry what? This is important.


His hippo....the question is, would you rather be facing a hungry, hungry one or a horny, horny one?
 
2012-04-18 08:16:53 PM  
This sounds like a really expensive version of "The Mom Test".
 
2012-04-18 08:29:03 PM  
Wait, he needed a brain-scanner to know a large percentage of college women will have sex in the next 6 months? Or that the lousy diet of choice for most college students combined with low activity levels and high stress will lead to many gaining weight over that time period? I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

Cheers.
 
2012-04-18 08:43:36 PM  
OK, I just read the article on LiveScience...and it is the stupidest farking thing I think I have ever read.

Essentially, they brought in the women, sat them down and showed them pictures. Food, nature scenes, nude people kissing, and clothed people not kissing.

They hooked them up to fMRI machines and watched shiny things happen. Six months later, they come back in. Surprise! The ones whose brains lit up when showed food had gained weight.

The ones whose brains lit up when showed erotica reported sexual contact.

I bet the ones who lit up over the nature scenes probably would have responded they went for a hike.

/no shiat, sherlock.
/i can haz sceience deegree?
 
2012-04-18 08:59:15 PM  
Women want to have sex?
 
2012-04-18 09:19:26 PM  

cybrwzrd: Women want to have sex?


Not if they are married.

/according to many farkers.
 
2012-04-18 09:31:39 PM  

Gergesa: cybrwzrd: Women want to have sex?

Not if they are married.

/according to many farkers.


Well, just not with their husbands.
 
2012-04-18 09:35:39 PM  

mat catastrophe: OK, I just read the article on LiveScience...and it is the stupidest farking thing I think I have ever read.

Essentially, they brought in the women, sat them down and showed them pictures. Food, nature scenes, nude people kissing, and clothed people not kissing.

They hooked them up to fMRI machines and watched shiny things happen. Six months later, they come back in. Surprise! The ones whose brains lit up when showed food had gained weight.

The ones whose brains lit up when showed erotica reported sexual contact.

I bet the ones who lit up over the nature scenes probably would have responded they went for a hike.

/no shiat, sherlock.
/i can haz sceience deegree?


I didn't read the LiveScience article, I assumed he simply played with the statistics. I'm saddened to discover it was even less intelligent.

Cheers.
 
2012-04-18 09:56:07 PM  
You don't, Subby?
 
2012-04-18 10:13:41 PM  

Any Pie Left: "The man always wonders if the couple is going to end up having sex. The woman already knows."


Well, you could be more choosey. Then you'd know too.
 
2012-04-18 10:17:26 PM  
Most women I know would rather have sex with you than have their brain scanned.


/women do have their secrets...
 
2012-04-18 10:56:05 PM  
Now I have to pay attention to their brains?!
 
2012-04-19 08:40:19 AM  
Wasn't this done before?
www.yourprops.com
 
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