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What's Love Got to Do With It?: Attraction, Evolution and Sex

Neural and Cognitive Correlates of Exposure to Sex

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Constitution Ballroom

Omri Gillath

Omri Gillath
University of Kansas

Two studies examined the effects of exposure to sexual cues on brain and behavior. Both implicit and explicit exposure led to higher activation in sex-related brain regions, but only explicit exposure also activated control/conflict-related areas. Implicit exposure, in a different study, also led to higher physiological arousal and higher motivation.

 
Subject Area: What’s Love Got to Do With It?: Attraction, Evolution and Sex

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