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Gamers get a bigger kick from killing strangers
Victorious gamers enjoy a surge of testosterone – but only if their vanquished foe is a stranger. When male gamers beat friends in a shoot-em-up video game, levels of the potent sex hormone plummeted.
testosterone  violence  gaming 
september 2009 by andrewducker
Women in risk-taking jobs have higher testosterone.
Stupid article assumes that this is because the testosterone causes the risk-taking behaviour, despite it being long-known that high-achievement in men boosts testosterone levels. MORE RESEARCH NEEDED.
testosterone  gender  men  women  behaviour  psychology 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Disorder linked to high levels of testosterone in womb
For more than eight years, a team at Cambridge University's autism research centre has been observing and testing the development of a group of 235 children whose mothers had an amniocentesis during pregnancy. The procedure involves drawing off fluid surrounding the baby in the womb using a fine needle and is offered by hospitals to pregnant women over 35 or 37 to test for Down's syndrome. The age and circumstances of the women have been taken into account in the research.

Dr Bonnie Auyeung, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues, who publish their findings today, say they have consistently found a link between higher testosterone levels in the womb and autistic traits, such as a lack of sociability and verbal skills, in the children.
research  medicine  autism  testosterone 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Fathers of autistic children more attracted to differerently curvy women
Dr Mark Brosnan and Dr Ian Walker from the university's Department of Psychology found that as a group the fathers of autistic children didn't all go for the same figure as their most attractive choice.

Studies show that the waist-to-hip ratio of 70 per cent is what the majority of men find most attractive because it correlates strongly with good health and fertility.

Women within this range tend to have optimal levels of oestrogen and are less susceptible to major diseases.

However women whose ratio shows their waist is bigger than their hips, or vice versa, tend to have higher levels of testosterone.

Testosterone encourages fat to deposit on the waist while oestrogen encourages fat to deposit on the hips.

Genetic influences and high-testosterone levels during a baby's development in the womb have been linked to autism.
children  autism  testosterone 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Why boys like teasing girls
Or "High-testosterone people reinforced by others' anger, new study finds"
psychology  relationships  science  testosterone  gender  brain  neuroscience 
april 2007 by andrewducker

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