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Books: Dirty Minds. How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships

Books: Dirty Minds. How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships

Kayt Sukel while having the MRI scan

Is love addictive? What roles do oxytocin, dopamine and testosterone play in our lives? What does the brain tell us about homosexuality? With ‘Dirty Minds’ Kayt Sukel seeks to explain love and relationships on a scientific level. By using human MRI studies and animal research on dogs, monkeys, and monogamous prairie voles, Sukel has thoroughly researched the subject. A few surprises from the book: according to one study Sukel cites, women are more likely to experience an orgasm with partners they aren’t seriously involved with. A second one states that women rated pornographic images as subjectively more sexually arousing than men did. About her own contribution to science, she says: “People ask me: ‘How on Earth did you manage it?’ The simple answer: keeping as still as humanly possible. If you move too much during an MRI you can compromise the data.”

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