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  • Socialization At Its Worst

    These images are from a photo project by JeongMee Yoon. You can read more about it here. I have nothing against girls wearing pink or boys wearing blue. But when ALL girls wear is pink, and ALL boys wear is blue, well, that is disturbing. Because it’s not just the color that is different – it’s the entire worldview. No wonder people often feel like women and men come from different planets. They may be born on the same planet. But our civilization makes sure they grow up on two different planets.

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Is there a neural correlate to #nonmonogamy? A new study with a sample size of 10 monogamous and 10 non-monogamous men (mean age of 34) sought to find out. In this study, researchers examined participants’ brain activation in response to sexual and romantic stimuli. Results indicated that monogamous men showed more reward-related neural activity when viewing images designed to evoke the concepts of #love and #romance (including images independent of the participants’ own relationships) compared to non-monogamous men. Areas with increased activation for monogamous men were all in the right hemisphere and included the thalamus, accumbens, striatum, pallidum, insula, and orbitofrontal cortex. There were *no* significant differences between groups in activation to sexual stimuli. These results demonstrate that the neural processing of romantic images is different for monogamous and non-monogamous men, suggesting that non-monogamy is not just a random choice.
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Link to study: ow.ly/v9By30fcR4v
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Why do ppl swipe right (or left) on #tinder? #HotOrNot Via Science of Rels. ow.ly/BIyD30fcPcp ... See MoreSee Less

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