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God Made Gay Men Better at Celeb Spotting, Recognizing One Night Stands in Crowded Clubs

Because gay men, like heterosexual women, use both sides of their brains they are better at recognizing faces than heterosexual men, a York University research study concludes. “Study participants were asked to memorize photographs of ten faces, and differentiate them from 50 others, shown to them for only milliseconds each. The images were rendered in black and white and edited to remove ears, hair and blemishes, which can serve as obvious identifying cues. Participants then had to relay which faces were new, as quickly and accurately as possible.” Though it’s worth noting left-handed heterosexuals beat left-handed homos at the task. [York University release]

By:          JD
On:           Jun 22, 2010
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    • ForeverGay

      The heterosexual researchers are trying to impose their heterosexual conventions onto gay people. That people attracted to men are feminine and people attracted to women are masculine. It’s wrong. Gay people are our own people. What this research found was right-handed gay men scored the best in facial recognition followed by left-handed heterosexual males, left-handed gay males and right-handed heterosexual males. Since the majority of people gay and heterosexual are right-handed, gay men overall scored better on facial recognition.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brutus

      Nice straw man, but that’s not what they concluded.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • j

      @ForeverGay: See that shark? I think you just scaled it.

      Jun 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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