Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Sexual Brain Differences

A few days ago, I mentioned some data concerning brain differences between homosexual and heterosexual men. Although this study has been criticised for it's scientific value by some conservatives, I think we can all see what type of impact studies such as these will have socially. I hope that one day we will accept each other for who we are and stop trying to mold the behavior of those around us to fit our own religious philosophies.

Reuters via CNN.com:

"In contrast to heterosexual men, and in congruence with heterosexual women, homosexual men displayed hypothalamic activation in response to AND," Savic's team wrote.

And a region of the brain called the anterior hypothalamus responded most strongly -- an area that in animals "is highly involved in sexual behavior".

But other smells were processed the same in all three groups."

This study was published in this week's PNAS.

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