You'd think that watching porn would make your brain light up like a Christmas tree on fire.
But viewing erotic movies can actually shut down the part of the brain that processes visuals.
Does it shut down because all your blood rushes to a different organ? *Cough cough*
No actually, it doesn't.
When watching normal movies, blood flows to the visual processing region of the brain, but if the movie is explicit, blood tends to move to other areas of the brain, possibly the ones responsible for sexual arousal.
One of the study researchers said:
"If you look, for example, at your computer and you have to write something or whatever, then you have to look specifically and carefully at what you're doing because if you don't, it means you make mistakes.
But the moment you are watching explicit sexual movies, that's not necessary, because you know exactly what's going on. It's not important that the door is green or yellow."
That's for sure! Who cares if you're missing some stuff, all you need to do is be able to see the good parts! Ha!
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