Women Genetically Prefer Funny Men, Study Says
New research by the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that women genetically prefer funny men according to MSN Now.
According to Business Insider, “Scientists found that women’s brains show greater activity than men’s in reward-related regions in response to humor.
“The finding is consistent with the idea that women have evolved to appreciate humor, whereas men have evolved to produce humor.”
According to UPI, the researchers said they scanned the brains of 22 males and females between the ages of 6 and 13 while the study subjects viewed humorous videos.
The subjects were also shown “positive” clips, such as dancers and snowboarders, and “neutral” clips of nature and children riding bikes.
During funny clips, girls’ brains showed more heightened activity than the boys, the research, published in the journal Social Neuroscience, found according to Express.
The report continued on to say:
Researchers said their findings suggest selecting a mate by responding to humor is more effective in women “because the female brain, and particularly the reward circuit, is biologically better prepared to respond accordingly”.
Authors of the study stated, “Our data for the first time disclose that sex differences in humor appreciation already exist in young children.”
Another recent health study suggests that the cause of humans’ allergic reaction to cats has been discovered and could yield a cure that will allow more people to enjoy the fuzzy felines in their homes.
The Inquisitr reported that when an allergic person encounters a cat, the dander activates a pathway in the body that causes symptoms like coughing, wheezing, sneezing, and a runny nose.
The researchers hope that new treatments will be able to block the pathway and effectively cure a person’s allergic reaction to cats, reports the BBC.
The Business Insider report stated that the study, which the authors said was the first to examine gender-related brain differences in response to humor in children, suggests that such differences have evolved rather than being learned.
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