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.”
With Agency Inputs
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.