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16 June 2008

Lesbians and Straight Men Have Similar Brains

well new studies are out, finding that gay men and straight women not only have similar brains, but there is a relation with lesbians and straight men, when it comes too -- that's right our brains.

MRI and PET scan studies are showing remarkable similarities between the brains of gay men and straight women, and between those of lesbians and straight men.

For example, the brains of straight men and of gay women share certain common features: both are slightly asymmetric, with the right hemisphere larger than the left, say the Swedish researchers.

On the other hand, the brains of gay men and straight women are both symmetrical.

Similar trends emerged when scientists tracked connectivity in the amygdala, the region of the brain involved in emotional learning and in activating the fight-or-flight response. They noted strong similarities between gay men and straight women, and lesbians and straight men.



continue at The Washington Post.

2 comments:

Cally said...

Straight people are always coming up with something.

Miss Vicki said...

is that the straight male part of your brain speaking...lol!