The MIT Technology Review reports about the growing trend of using MRI and PET scanners to study the female sexuality:
Yes, they’re watching women’s brains while they have orgasms. And they’re coming to some interesting conclusions.
For example, by studying paralyzed women who can still experience orgasm, they discovered that for women, the vagus nerve appears to be quite important, and therefore may be a promising target for drugs. This nerve — which is outside the spinal cord — carries information to areas of the brain that control mood.
“We basically found the areas of the brains that are activated in orgasm in women,” said Barry Komisaruk, who worked with Whipple on this research, which is being funded by the federal government and the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation.
Curious? Indeed, you are. So keep reading…