Scans see ‘gay brain differences’

I always expected that sexual orientation is one of those things that are already set before birth or shortly after and it seems that I was right.

The brains of gay men and women look like those found in heterosexual people of the opposite sex, research suggests.

The Swedish study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, compared the size of the brain’s halves in 90 adults.

Gay men and heterosexual women had halves of a similar size, while the right side was bigger in lesbian women and heterosexual men.

A UK scientist said this was evidence sexual orientation was set in the womb.

Scientists have noticed for some time that homosexual people of both sexes have differences in certain cognitive abilities, suggesting there may be subtle differences in their brain structure.

This is the first time, however, that scientists have used brain scanners to try to look for the source of those differences.

A group of 90 healthy gay and heterosexual adults, men and women, were scanned by the Karolinska Institute scientists to measure the volume of both sides, or hemispheres, of their brain.

When these results were collected, it was found that lesbians and heterosexual men shared a particular “asymmetry” in their hemisphere size, while heterosexual women and gay men had no difference between the size of the different halves of their brain.

In other words, structurally, at least, the brains of gay men were more like heterosexual women, and gay women more like heterosexual men.

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This is another hard hit in the face of those Marxist pseudo-scientists who claim that pretty much all differences found in humans are the result of environmental factors.

~ by metadave on June 19, 2008.

2 Responses to “Scans see ‘gay brain differences’”

  1. Should we not keep marvelling at the success of women in our schools? Women were always smarter than men, and it was just the evil patriarchal society keeping their genius down. Their success was in no way derived from the Marxists rewriting of all the curricula to appeal to the female mind. I hear the black girls even do better than the white boys now. Our education system is just fantastic, don’t you think?

  2. Yeah, it is amazing. And honestly, who cares about the fact that modern education does no longer educate? Only racists, sexists, and other non-trendy people care about things like educational standards! Without all those elements which actually required thinking, education has become so much more equal!

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