Something geeks (even the sexy ones [*pounds chest, kisses fist, gives the peace sign*]) have known since forever: women make us dumber. Even if we’re all hyped up on Red Bull or something, we just lose cognitive function. Because, well, they’re pretty, and…they smell good. What’s that? No, you spilled your spaghetti all over your shirt. You silly goose. You beautiful…delicate…goose.
Dutch researchers say (among other things in Dutch, I’m sure):
In two separate studies, the subjects performed the Stroop test twice: once while they believed they were alone, and a second time after being told someone of the opposite sex was watching them via webcam. In both cases the women’s performance during the second test was unchanged, but for the men, the mere thought of being watched by a woman caused their performance to plummet.
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