Thursday, November 15, 2007

Speaking of Doing Weird Studies

Who wants to do the obvious study lurking in the results of this one?

Around the time of ovulation, women showed more activity in brain regions associated with reward and less activity in brain regions associated with inhibition and cognitive control, according to research by Heather Rupp, research fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at IU Bloomington.

"These findings suggest that women's brain systems that process rewards may be more sensitive around the time that women are likely to conceive," Rupp said.

"The heightened sensitivity of this system around ovulation may generalize to other stimuli that activate the same system, such as drugs or alcohol. Therefore, these findings not only add to our basic understanding of the reward system and its role in female sexual behavior, but may also be clinically important; as women may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior or could be vulnerable to drug or alcohol abuse at this time."

May actually have more payoff for corrections sentencing than that name thing.

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