Posts tagged "brains"

Study: The 20th Century Was Good For Women’s Brains

Women gain intelligence faster than men as society improves, potentially because of a need to learn more quickly in order to combat discrimination, according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers behind the study argue that in fighting extra hard to succeed in a world traditionally dominated…

Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

Oh Dear: New Study Claims That Our Brains Peak At 24

According to a research team at Simon Fraser University, your brain hits a major peak at 24. Think about that for a moment: your cognitive motor performance is all downhill after your early-20s.

Claire Hannum / April 16, 2014

RIP Society: Man Steals 60 Brains, Sells Them on eBay And At Dairy Queen

It’s an entrepreneur’s economy. And what could more entrepreneurial than stealing 60 brains and selling them on eBay?

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2014

Falling In Love Gets You High

Fascinating new information about the science of love! Apparently, the feeling of falling in love is similar to the “euphoria” of taking cocaine, not that I know anything about that. According to a Syracuse University study, when a person “falls in love,” 12 parts of the brain work together to release crazy amounts of dopamine,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2010

Mmm. Brain Cupcakes. Tasty!

Cupcakes and brains. Two great tastes that go great together! Just make sure that the zombies don’t get to them first. These tasty cranium delights are made of “red velvet raspberry cake with French vanilla cream cheese frosting and a chocolate brain” and were created by Pamela Frantz using these Bite Size Brains Candy Molds.

Susannah Breslin / August 13, 2009

Love Is Just A Combination Of Chemicals In Our Brains

Love seems elusive. Sure, we’ve loved and been in love, but we’ve never known exactly why or how it happens, or if we love one person differently than another. But that could soon change. Writer A.J. Jacobs underwent an MRI while looking at photos of his wife and Angelina Jolie so scientists could study hi…

Catherine Strawn / May 18, 2009

Would You Prefer Brains Or Beauty Or Friendship?

Last week, we asked you whether you’d want to be called a slut or fat. More of you picked slut over fat (1,573 vs. 689). Obviously, perceived promiscuity is a less hurtful label to Frisky readers than assaults on our appearance, even if we’re playing into archaic ideals. But when it’s a choice of brai…

Annika Harris / March 25, 2009

Study Shows Link Between Brain And Sexuality

Gay men and straight women share some characteristics in the area of the brain responsible for emotion, mood, and anxiety, researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute wrote in a study, and heterosexual men and homosexual women’s brain scans were not symmetric, with the right hemisphere slightly larger than the left. Following this study, which suggests that…

Catherine Strawn / June 16, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Geriatric Sex, Bromances, And Small Brains

Sex Over Sixty, a new four-and-a-half-hour documentary, delves into topics like how type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of sexual dysfunction in men and what loss of estrogen does to women’s sex drives. Only 900 copies remain, so order yours today! (Watch some clips here. These people are adorable.) [Daily Record, NJ and Sex

Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008