Brain Sees Men as Whole, Women as Parts

Brain Sees Men as Whole, Women as Parts

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A glimpse at the magazine rack in any supermarket checkout line will tell you that women are frequently the focus of sexual objectification. Now, new research finds that the brain actually processes images of women differently than those of men, contributing to this trend. Women are more likely to be picked apart by the brain and seen as parts rather than a whole, according to research published online in the European Journal of Social Psychology. Men, on the other hand, are processed as a whole rather than the sum of their parts.

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