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Men and women process art differently


Posted on Thursday, 26 February, 2009 | Comment icon 6 comments


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A new study has suggested that gender is a determining factor in how beauty is processed and understood by the brain.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and whether that beholding eye belongs to a man or a woman may determine how beauty is processed and understood in the brain, according to a small, preliminary study."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by raphnix on 26 February, 2009, 12:04
Nice. Now this would explain the difference between male and female urges for beauty.
Comment icon #2 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 26 February, 2009, 14:32
This would be one reason why the term "Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars" is truthful to its meaning.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lt_Ripley on 26 February, 2009, 15:50
I wonder what the difference would be in male and female artists.
Comment icon #4 Posted by D is here on 27 February, 2009, 2:25
I don't care what gadgets they used, I disagree with just about everything they said except for the part referring to the 'different jobs' and having to process information specifically to achieve their goals of survival. I think, Pretty much, appreciation of the aspects of art isn't processed based on gender, it's based on individual likes and tastes. Some men love the arts - some don't, some women love the art's - some don't. Some people like detail - some like the big picture... but I think gender doesn't have much to do with it. These are just my thoughts based on meeting many many folks f... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by PaperMoon on 28 February, 2009, 9:20
Wow that was very interesting! That may explain why in general more women appreciate art, even though there are plenty of men who appreciates art.


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