Female Orgasm Brain Scan Animation

Ian Sample reports for the Guardian that the animation will help scientists understand how the female brain conducts the symphony of activity that leads to an orgasm:

Scientists have used brain scan images to create the world’s first movie of the female brain as it approaches, experiences and recovers from an orgasm. The animation reveals the steady buildup of activity in the brain as disparate regions flicker into life and then come together in a crescendo of activity before gently settling back down again.

To make the animation, researchers monitored a woman’s brain as she lay in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner and stimulated herself. The research will help scientists to understand how the brain conducts the symphony of activity that leads to sexual climax in a woman.

By studying people who have orgasms, Professor Barry Komisaruk, a psychologist at Rutgers University in New Jersey and his team hope to uncover what goes wrong in both men and women who cannot reach sexual climax.

The animation was compiled from sequential brain scans of Nan Wise, a 54-year-old PhD student and sex therapist in Komisaruk’s lab. “It’s my dissertation,” Wise told the Guardian. “I’m committed to it.”…

[continues at the Guardian]

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20 Comments on "Female Orgasm Brain Scan Animation"

  1. Anonymous | Dec 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm |

    wonder how long before the MRI ‘orgasm’ mask hits the bondage fetish market

  2. Calypso_1 | Dec 2, 2011 at 10:42 am |

    wonder how long before the MRI ‘orgasm’ mask hits the bondage fetish market

  3. Wow, I’m really hot now.

  4. Wow, I’m really hot now.

  5. “Nan Wise, a 54-year-old PhD student and sex therapist in Komisaruk’s lab.” 

    54 years old! Don’t you think it would be better to do research on women in their prime? Menopause could possibly affect those results you know. 
       

  6. “Nan Wise, a 54-year-old PhD student and sex therapist in Komisaruk’s lab.” 

    54 years old! Don’t you think it would be better to do research on women in their prime? Menopause could possibly affect those results you know. 
       

  7. Anonymous | Dec 2, 2011 at 9:09 pm |

    I’m already on the phone with a buyer.

  8. What a jib … I just read the whole article in the hope of seeing a picture of some pussy.

  9. What a jib … I just read the whole article in the hope of seeing a picture of some pussy.

  10. What a jib … I just read the whole article in the hope of seeing a picture of some pussy.

  11. DrDavidKelly | Dec 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm |

    What a jib … I just read the whole article in the hope of seeing a picture of some pussy.

  12. Hell yeah, 54 year old pussy! Your into the grandma porn to? 

  13. Ewwww, gross! You two are sick. 

  14. Magickxfactory | Dec 3, 2011 at 4:01 am |

    S’Cuse Me… what about, us, 54 year old Goddesses?

    [Me-54yrs young-no frills-no photoshop- just days ago]

    “Women are like a fine wine and only get better with
    age.”

  15. Magickxfactory | Dec 3, 2011 at 12:01 am |

    S’Cuse Me… what about, us, 54 year old Goddesses?

    [Me-54yrs young-no frills-no photoshop- just days ago]

    “Women are like a fine wine and only get better with
    age.”

  16. Anonymous | Dec 3, 2011 at 4:16 am |

    Let me know when you want to set up a ‘lab’.

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