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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Well, well

It turns out it's porn, not what you do while viewing it, that makes you go blind:

Researchers have finally found evidence for what good Catholic boys have known all along – erotic images make you go blind. The effect is temporary and lasts just a moment, but the research has added to road-safety campaigners’ calls to ban sexy billboard-advertising near busy roads, in the hope of preventing accidents.

The new study by US psychologists found that people shown erotic or gory images frequently fail to process images they see immediately afterwards. And the researchers say some personality types appear to be affected more than others by the phenomenon, known as “emotion-induced blindness”.

5 Comments:

  • At 7:54 AM, Blogger Michael J. West said…

    "Emotion-induced" blindness?

    I hate to say that men have been right all along, that getting too emotionally involved in sex was dangerous, but...evidence is evidence.

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    I don't think that's quite what the study meant by emotion...

     
  • At 9:17 AM, Blogger Michael J. West said…

    Damn, and here I thought science was finally endorsing cold, detached sexuality.

     
  • At 9:24 AM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    Nah, all it's endorsing is taking down sexy billboards. I guess this means no John Edwards campaign billboards should he ever run again....sigh.

     
  • At 4:07 PM, Blogger buffalobobb said…

    Love, like justice, should be blind.

     

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