Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Study Claims Gay Men & Heterosexual Women "Code Faces Bilaterally"

June 22, 2010 

[Toronto, Ontario, Canada] Gay men recognize faces faster and more precisely than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains, according to a new study. York University researchers found that when homosexual men were asked to memorize and differentiate between faces, they showed patterns of bilaterality similar to those of heterosexual women. "Our results suggest that both gay men and heterosexual women code faces bilaterally," associate professor of psychology Jennifer Steeves said in a release. "That allows for faster retrieval of stored information." Participants in the study, which looked into the effects gender, sexual orientation and hand dominance have on face recognition, were asked to memorize 10 faces and distinguish them from 50 others.

Read more at The Toronto Sun