Nude pictures boost the brain

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LOOKING at naked bodies boosts brain power. Scientists in Finland said gazing at nudes activates response regions of the brain and gives it a tune-up.

They said someone looking at a picture of a naked or scantily-clad person processed the image in less than 0.2 seconds, much quicker than the time the brain takes to process a fully-clothed person, and kick-starts the mind.

Participants were shown pictures of men and women either wearing everyday clothes or nude. Males’ brain responses were stronger to nude female than nude male bodies, whereas the female participants’ brain responses were not affected by the sex of the bodies.