Research to share with your partner
August 21, 2012 Leave a comment
Well, this is interesting:
Despite that episode of Seinfeld in which George Costanza has a surge of cognitive function after abstaining from sex, scientists seem to think getting busy is actually what boosts brainpower.
Research shows that people who have lust on the brain perform better when presented with analytical problem solving assignments. What’s more, scientists have also found that sex bolsters brain growth and can reduce depression.
Recently, Dr. Jens Forster of the University of Amsterdam led a study in which participants were presented with a series of critical thinking problems. Forster found that lustfully-minded subjects performed better than participants who didn‘t have sex on the brain.
Now, I’m not sure that there’s scientific evidence that men think about sex more than women do (though, shouldn’t there be?) but that should have some implications right there. And, I love that this references a brilliant Seinfeld episode. Here’s the only clip I could find from it where George uses his new cognitive powers to help the Yankees learn how to hit better: