It's obvious men and women don't think alike.It's no secret that guys don't always think like us, but a new study from Montreal's Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital found that we actually remember different things, too.
By Korin Miller
Researchers discovered that women are more likely to remember happy moments, while men are more likely to remember unpleasant experiences.
For the brain-scan study, men and women were shown 100 computer images that fell into four categories-highly pleasant and highly stimulating (erotic pics), highly pleasant and less stimulating (photos of babies and kittens), less pleasant and highly stimulating (war images), and less pleasant and less stimulating (babies crying).
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In the next round of the study, participants were shown the same images in a different order, mixed in with 100 more pics, and were asked whether they had seen each photo again while hooked up to a machine that measured their brain activity. They were judged on how quickly and accurately they responded.
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Researchers found that women remembered the happier photos more efficiently than the bummer ones, regardless of how stimulating they were. So our brains decided that cute baby animals and hot naked dudes were equally important to keep on the back burner. Men, on the other hand, remembered unpleasant images the most, especially if they were also stimulating.
Bottom line: We dig positive experiences; Dudes latch onto downer scenarios. That can explain why you'll talk about that night when you had an amazing, romantic dinner out together, and he'll immediately talk about how his steak was overcooked.
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