March 3, 2011

Nymphomania Neuroscience: Naughty by Nature

Jesse Bering, Slate


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If you are a materialist holding the logical belief that the human brain, with all of its buzzing neural intricacies, its pulpy, electrified, arabesque chambers and labyrinthine coves, has been carved out over countless eons by the slow-and-steady hand of natural selection, then you will grant that specific brain regions evolved because they generated behaviors that were beneficial to our ancestors. When one part of the brain is compromised—through injury, disease, or some other unfortunate event—the constellation of symptoms that result are often remarkably specific. "The brain is the physical manifestation of the personality and sense of self," writes University of Michigan...

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TAGGED: Free Will, Morality, Kluver-bucy Syndrome, Sexuality, Neuroscience, Nymphomania

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