Sunday, February 21, 2010

Men dumb, women sexy

The personality changes in humans caused by latent toxoplasmosis are subtle and only revealed by relatively large psychological surveys. However when the results were published at least one newspaper reported them as:
Parasite makes men dumb, women sexy

"Infected men have lower IQs, achieve a lower level of education and have shorter attention spans. They are also more likely to break rules and take risks, be more independent, more anti-social, suspicious, jealous and morose, and are deemed less attractive to women.

"On the other hand, infected women tend to be more outgoing, friendly, more promiscuous, and are considered more attractive to men compared with non-infected controls.

"In short, it can make men behave like alley cats and women behave like sex kittens".

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