Navigation Links
Sexy Images and Lingerie Challenge A Man’s Decision Making Skill

Catching sight of a pretty woman is enough to challenge a man’s decision-making skills, reveals a new research conducted by Belgian researchers. // Men shown images of lingerie or sexy women before attempting to play a financial game more likely to accept unfair offers. Furthermore, this effect was more pronounced when men had high testosterone levels.

This study for the first time highlights that sexual signals cause adequate distraction of men’s thoughts, thereby preventing them from focusing on their task. Men with inherent high levels of testosterone are particularly at increased risk of this distraction, following exposure to alluring images.

The researchers from University of Leuven recruited 176 heterosexual males between the age of 18 to 28 years. The study participants were encouraged to participate in certain financial games to test their fail play. One group of the male students were shown sexual cues of some kind. A group consisting of 44 men was given pictures that were to be rated. In this group again, some were shown pictures of attractive women while others were shown landscapes.

The second group of study participants consisting of 37 men was asked to analyze the texture, quality and color of a t-shirt or bra. The third group of men (95) were shown pictures of either young models or elderly women. Men form different groups were then paired to play a financial game, with $10. While the proposer suggested a split, the other game participant could either reject or accept the offer.

If the offer was accepted, the money was distributed as agreed earlier while neither partner got anything if the offer was rejected. The game was designed to mimic a situation representing hunting or food sharing situations. Surprisingly, men exposed to alluring images were more likely to accept a unfair offer compared to their counterparts.

Additionally, the length of the men's index finger to their ring finger wa s compared to get an idea about their testosterone level. A high testosterone level is indicated by a comparatively long ring finger. Men with high levels of the sex hormone were found to display a poor performance in the financial game. This effect could perhaps be due to their increased sensitivity to sexual images.

'We like to think we are all rational beings, but our research suggests ... that people with high testosterone levels are very vulnerable to sexual cues. If there are no cues around, they behave normally. But if they see sexual images they become impulsive. It's a tendency, but these people are not powerless to fight it. Hormone levels are one thing, but we can learn to deal with it,' said Dr Siegfried DeWitte, one of the researchers involved in the study.

'The fact men are distracted by sexual cues fits in to evolutionary experience. It's what they are expected to do. They are looking for opportunities to pass on their genes. If a man is being asked to choose between something being presented by an attractive woman and an ugly men, they might not be as dispassionate as they could be,' concluded Dr George Fieldman of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.

Similar research is being conducted in women to examine if a visual stimulus could affect their behaviour.


Related medicine news :

1. Parents Encourage Stereotype Body Images
2. Coronal Multiplanar Reformatted Images to Replace the Conventional Ones
3. Do Food Images Encourage Binge Eating and Obesity ?
4. Sensor Images Show Soaring Temperature and Pollution Levels in UK
5. Brain Images Show Hysteria Not an Imaginary Disorder
6. New Computed Imaging Technique Uses Hazy Images to Improve View
7. ‘Never Say Die’ Spirit of Visually Challenged - Makes Him a Role Modl
8. Australia Ready to Meet the Challenges of Bird Flu
9. OpenMED Nominated For Stockholm Challenge 2006 Award
10. Sexual Health Service Is Under Pressure and Faced With Financial Challenges
11. Treating Bad Breath Yet A Challenge
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... announced today their Title Sponsorship of Synergy 2015. The annual WennSoft KEY2ACT user ... Green Valley Ranch and will unite customers, partners, WennSoft team members and sponsors ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... ... Scientists in Seattle and Vancouver compared the diagnostic value of lung fluid ... Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to ... University of British Columbia found that certain genetic alterations were seen just as often ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... GA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... nonprofit promoting the establishment of telemedicine programs in communities throughout Georgia, along with ... announce the collective schedule for their regional telehealth summits for Fall 2015. ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... new School of Nursing. Dr. McLeod—who earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from ... education that has spanned four decades. , Dr. McLeod’s long and successful nursing ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Local Gold’s Gym franchise owner, ... Conference on August 26. Berry, who owns and operates Gold's Gym Cheyenne ... growing Gold’s Gyms in the United States. A brand leader in global fitness, Gold’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015   Rosa & Co. ... in Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP)/ PhysioPD™ , today announced ... lead a workshop at the QSP Congress Meeting ... Boston, MA.  The conference focuses on ... development.  Dr. Friedrich,s workshop is entitled "Using Mechanistic Physiological ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... World Thrombosis Day Interactive Infographic ...   --> World Thrombosis Day Interactive ... promote vital global awareness of thrombosis, its causes, ... the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in ... thromboembolism (VTE) - or the artery (arterial thrombosis) [1] ...
(Date:10/12/2015)... Apheresis is an invasive process that involves ... other components from whole blood. In this procedure, the blood ... apheresis machine or a blood cell separator. The apheresis equipment ... blood components. A selected part of the blood is removed, ... the patient. It involves the use of devices and disposables ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: