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    Default Study confirms Porn alters the brain...

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who report watching a lot of pornography tend to have less volume and activity in regions of the brain linked to rewards and motivation, says a new German study.


    The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, can't say watching porn caused the decrease in brain matter and activity, however.

    It's not clear, for example, whether watching porn leads to brain changes or whether people born with certain brain types watch more porn, said Simone Kühn, the study’s lead author from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, in an email.

    “Unfortunately we cannot answer this question based on the results of the present study,” Kühn said.

    But, she noted, the results provide the first evidence for a link between pornography consumption and reductions in brain size and brain activity in response to sexual stimuli.

    For the study, she and her colleague Jurgen Gallinat from Charite University, also in Berlin, recruited 64 healthy men between the ages of 21 and 45 years and asked them questions about their porn-watching habits. They also took images of the men’s brains to measure volume and to see how their brains reacted to pornographic pictures.

    “We found that the volume of the so-called striatum, a brain region that has been associated with reward processing and motivated behavior was smaller the more pornography consumption the participants reported,” Kühn said.

    “Moreover we found that another brain region, that is also part of the striatum that is active when people see sexual stimuli, shows less activation the more pornography participants consumed,” she added.

    What’s more, the researchers found that the connection between the striatum and prefrontal cortex, which is the outer layer of the brain associated with behavior and decision making, worsened with increased porn watching.

    Because the study can’t prove that porn caused the changes to the brain, Kühn said it’s not possible to say whether watching porn is actually harmful.

    “Everything is going to be bad in excess and it’s probably not terrible in moderation,” Dr. Gregory Tau of the Columbia University / New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York said.

    Tau, who was not involved with the study, agreed that more research should be done in this area and that longer studies would be need to find out if porn leads to brain changes.

    “It is possible that there are individuals with a certain kind of brain that are more susceptible to these kinds of behaviors,” he said. “Or, it’s possible it’s the excessive use (of porn) that’s perpetuating itself to causing brain changes. Or, it could be both.”

    Kühn said other behaviors, such as driving a taxi, are linked to changes to brain size and functioning.

    “Basically everything that people do very frequently can shape their brain structure and function,” she said.
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    I tried so hard to come back with a witty response to this, but I just couldn't motivate myself to do so. Then I couldn't decide whether to even post, because I'm always making bad decisions.
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    Do you have a link to the original article?
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    I guess this explains why CEOs and Wall Street boys can't manage money and are often clueless as to why they continually crash markets in a cyclical pattern. Perhaps we can map their peak activity with the troughs in the economy. lol

    There should be a follow up study on the use of cocaine and prostitutes for this group as well. Sorry boys, it's Friday and I couldn't resist.

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    John... why did you post your biography here
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    John... why did you post your biography here
    I think you misunderstand Dan... I found this study on another site, where PFB was complaining about not getting paid for his participation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    Do you have a link to the original article?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    I think you misunderstand Dan... I found this study on another site, where PFB was complaining about not getting paid for his participation.
    touche sir, touche....
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    I just could not read all of the first post, can some one tell me what this threads about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    I just could not read all of the first post, can some one tell me what this threads about?
    Watching p0rn makes you want to watch more p0rn, do it less and make bad decisions and be a evil person.....
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    I should mention that my post was in fact a joke in respect to people not being able to hold their concentration and function with the proper awareness. I forgot that I get taken very literally on here lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    I should mention that my post was in fact a joke in respect to people not being able to concentration and function with the proper awareness. I forgot that I get taken very literally on here lol.
    Was that a joke too?

    I see you were able to concentration after you posted :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    I forgot that I get taken very literally on here lol.
    Does this mean that you don't want to be taken "literally" and are mostly posting FICTIONS? Because that would explain a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    Does this mean that you don't want to be taken "literally" and are mostly posting FICTIONS? Because that would explain a lot!

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    Such wit, you obviously never watch porn lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    such wit, you obviously never watch porn lol.

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    Well it seems all "Hard Headed" now doesn't....

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    Is this what's happening to me as I reach for the Kleenex Box...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkfarmboy View Post
    I just could not read all of the first post, can some one tell me what this threads about?
    Too much pern makes you do dumb stuff. Like buy girly cars and stuff like that....:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    Too much pern makes you do dumb stuff. Like buy girly cars and stuff like that....:D
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    makes my hand hurt

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    Soooo
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    Quote Originally Posted by pitdogg2 View Post
    makes my hand hurt
    Can we sue for carpal tunnel syndrome
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    Quote Originally Posted by txcoastal1 View Post
    Can we sue for carpal tunnel syndrome
    Also repetitive motion strain hehehehehe...
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    Maybe its the chronic dehydration that causes the brain to change.
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    Thanks for the post, now I know what's wrong with me :-)
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