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
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