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Sunny
04-21-2006, 09:30 AM
Catching sight of a pretty woman really is enough to throw a man's decision-making skills into disarray, a study suggests. The more testosterone he has, the stronger the effect, according to work by Belgian researchers. Men about to play a financial game were shown images of sexy women or lingerie. The Proceedings of the Royal Society B study found they were more likely to accept unfair offers than men not been exposed to the alluring images. The suggestion is that the sexual cues distract the men's thoughts, preventing them from focusing on their task - particularly among those with high natural testosterone levels. The University of Leuven researchers gave 176 heterosexual male student volunteers aged 18 to 28 financial games to test their fair play. But first, half of the men were shown sexual cues of some kind. One group of 44 men were given pictures to rate; some were shown landscapes while the rest were shown attractive women. Another group, of 37 men, were either asked to assess the quality, texture and colour of a bra or a t-shirt. And a third group of 95 were shown either pictures of elderly women or young models. Each group was then paired up to play a game where the men had $10, a proposer had to suggest a split, and the other man accepted or rejected the offer.

If the second man accepted the offer, the money was distributed in agreement with the offer. If he rejected it, neither partner got anything. The game is designed as a lab model of hunting or food sharing situations. 'Vulnerable' The men's performance in the tests showed those who had been exposed to the "sexual cues" were more likely to accept an unfair offer than those who were not. The men's testosterone levels were also tested - by comparing the length of the men's index finger compared to their ring finger. If the ring finger is longest, it indicates a high testosterone level. The researchers found that men in the study who had the highest levels performed worst in the test, and suggest that is because they are particularly sensitive to sexual images. Dr Siegfried DeWitte, one of the researchers who worked on the study, said: "We like to think we are all rational beings, but our research suggests ... that people with high testosterone levels are very vulnerable to sexual cues. "If there are no cues around, they behave normally. "But if they see sexual images they become impulsive."

He added: "It's a tendency, but these people are not powerless to fight it. "Hormone levels are one thing, but we can learn to deal with it." The researchers are conducting similar tests with women. But so far, they have failed to find a visual stimulus which will affect their behaviour." Dr George Fieldman, principal lecturer in psychology at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, told the BBC News website: "The fact men are distracted by sexual cues fits in to evolutionary experience. It's what they are expected to do. "They are looking for opportunities to pass on their genes." He said the study confirmed what had been suspected by many. "If a man is being asked to choose between something being presented by an attractive woman and an ugly men, they might not be as dispassionate as they could be."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/4921690.stm

T-6005
04-21-2006, 09:39 AM
So I think my ring finger is longer than my index finger. Because I'm so testosterone-fueled and all that.

We should test me - someone send me an attractive woman to test my... decision making skills.

Sunny
04-21-2006, 09:50 AM
my ring finger is longer than my index too.

zomg does that mean i'm gonna grow a peepee and facial hair?

anyways. i'll test the decision making skills when i ask my bebeh to do laundry. in an agent provocateur getup. hahrahrhahr. ;z

Endymion
04-21-2006, 09:51 AM
my ring fingers are slightly longer, but i'm rather sure i do not have high testosterone levels.

Sunny
04-21-2006, 09:56 AM
*checks boobs*

me too!

Preocupado
04-21-2006, 09:58 AM
someone send me an attractive woman to test my... decision making skills.


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edit: you didn't tell me the size of the sample for that research, so if you need more, just keep going until 450.

0r4ng3
04-21-2006, 10:37 AM
My index and ring fingers are the exact same length.

I'm so confused!

T-6005
04-21-2006, 10:38 AM
What is it about you and sending me stuff like this?

I thought it was clear I wasn't being serious.

EDIT - Clearly that was direct at Preocupado.

Sunny
04-21-2006, 10:38 AM
http://girls.twistys.net/preview/018/mickey01.jpg

eeeeew!

nieh
04-21-2006, 11:07 AM
The fact that someone spent time and money to study that is just insulting. They could've used that money for more important things like giving it to me.

All About Eve
04-21-2006, 11:26 AM
Wait, so if your ring finger is longer what then?

Endymion
04-21-2006, 11:34 AM
Wait, so if your ring finger is longer what then?
you have a tiny penis.

All About Eve
04-21-2006, 11:36 AM
I consider that the extra index length actually went to my penis. It is approximately 16 27/31" long. I'm not insecure! Or small!

wheelchairman
04-21-2006, 12:25 PM
On my left hand the ring finger is longer, on the right, it's the same.

I'm androgynous. :(

Preocupado
04-21-2006, 12:25 PM
What is it about you and sending me stuff like this?

I thought it was clear I wasn't being serious.

EDIT - Clearly that was direct at Preocupado.

i just can't believe you're complaining.

Tizzalicious
04-21-2006, 12:47 PM
I always tried to bribe Per with n00dz to auction things on monopoly, it never worked :(

Maybe I should send the n00dz first, and then ask him.

Andy
04-22-2006, 08:17 AM
On both hands my ring fingers are about 5mm's shorter than the index. I feel so inadequate :(

All About Eve
04-22-2006, 10:20 AM
I always tried to bribe Per with n00dz to auction things on monopoly, it never worked :(

Maybe I should send the n00dz first, and then ask him.

Won't matter, monopoly's dead. *h8*

Little_Miss_1565
04-22-2006, 10:26 AM
lolz, i know so many lesbos who have ring fingers longer than their index fingers.

Mine are the exact same length. Bi!

sk8ter-hater
04-22-2006, 12:10 PM
Heterosexual men are vulnerable to attractive women, yes. What are women vulnerable to, though? Dishwashing liquid?

honey
04-22-2006, 12:29 PM
You can test it yourself:

The Test (http://www.concentrationtest.com/)

For women, click on women on the top right.

HeadAroundU
04-22-2006, 12:50 PM
My ring finger is 10mm longer than index finger. I'm the testosterone bomb.

Also, the more testostrerone you have the better sportsman you are. I saw the experiment in TV. They tested 8 runners and this scientist was able to pick up the winner before the competition. He used finger method too.

Little_Miss_1565
04-22-2006, 01:33 PM
You can test it yourself:

The Test (http://www.concentrationtest.com/)

For women, click on women on the top right.

I WON!!! :D YAY

wheelchairman
04-22-2006, 02:08 PM
I looked at the boobies for just a second and I totally lost that quiz. :(

0r4ng3
04-22-2006, 02:12 PM
I lost the first time, but I beat it the second time.

Uh...by that I mean I won the second time.

wheelchairman
04-22-2006, 02:24 PM
The second time I looked again because I didn't get a long enough view last time. The 3rd time it was a different woman so I looked. the 4th time I won.

killer_queen
04-22-2006, 02:40 PM
I won the third time. God, I guess I'm going to burn in hell too. :(

Paint_It_Black
04-22-2006, 02:45 PM
I won the third time. God, I guess I'm going to burn in hell too. :(

Actually, you'll probably be the only one.

Endymion
04-22-2006, 02:59 PM
i took the lesbian test three times and won all three.

i feel like wearing flannel.

Andy
04-22-2006, 04:37 PM
That test is UNFAIR!

Chris1990
04-22-2006, 05:15 PM
I've gots the gud concentration :D I even lukked at ze bubbes and won yey :D