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Woman’s brain more stimulated than man’s when aroused

Raghu Kshitiz

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LONDON — A female’s mind reacts much more and is more stimulated than a male one when aroused, according to a recent McGill University study.

For the study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers used advanced imaging techniques to scan brain activity in volunteers while they watched porn. And, they were able to detect higher levels of activity in a number of regions of the minds of females, when compared with their male counterparts.

In the study conducted on 20 men and 20 women, each of the individuals was shown erotic film clips while their brain vitals were scanned by two scanners.

Subjects were instructed, during each video, to use a four-button fiberoptic response box indicating any increase or decrease in their sexual arousal.

One of the scanners was an MRI machine that tracked stimulation in their brains. The other was a heat-seeking camera that measured levels of arousal through participant’s genitals.

The clips from Modern Family were designed as a comparison, to differentiate erotic arousal from humorous in the brain.

They found that genital arousal in women was more strongly linked with changes in brain activity, across numerous regions, than men.

“There were no brain regions in men with stronger brain-genital correlations than in women”, the study stated, according to the Independent.

While interesting, the sample size for the study was too small, according to Qazi Rahman, a psychology lecturer at King’s College London, further adding that more detailed research would be required to draw such certain conclusions. However, he did not deny the complexity of female arousal.

Writing in a paper detailing their findings, the authors said: “The finding was unexpected because most previous research has suggested that the correlations between genital response and subjective arousal are stronger for men.”

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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