December 19, 2012

More Than Just a Distraction

1 Watching Online Porn Can Impair Memory

A new study published in the November edition of the Journal of Sex Research reports that watching online pornography can significantly impair the viewer's short-term memory and decision-making capability. The test, conducted by German scientists using heterosexual males in their mid-twenties, involved watching a series of either pornographic or non-pornographic slides while trying to recall whether or not they had seen each image four slides earlier. Viewers of non-porn slides answered correctly 80 percent of the time, compared to 67 percent accuracy for the porn viewers. Researchers, who hope to determine why heavy watchers of internet porn tend to forget appointments and chores and neglect their personal relationships, will conduct more tests using women and homosexuals.

More at Wtsp.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Overeating Could Double Risk of Memory Loss

Tags: Memory Loss, Pornography and Memory, Pornography and Cognitive Skills, Porn Addiction and Mental Health, Porn Addiction and Memory Loss, Pornography Viewing and Mental Function

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