Speak Up, Ladies! Science Just Confirmed Men Can’t Read Emotions

04.15.13 4 years ago 16 Comments

Hey ladies, don’t be mad when your man can’t figure out that killer side-eye you’re giving him because science just confirmed that men can’t read emotions.

Part of the male brain associated with emotion is inactive when looking into the eyes of a woman, showing there is a complete biological lack of trying. LWL-University Hospital in Bochum, Germany researcher Boris Schiffer scanned 22 men between the ages of 21 to 52 (average age of 36) using a functional magnetic resonance imaging unit (fMRI).

The subjects thoroughly examined pictures of 36 pairs of eyes – half male, half female – and were asked to assess and describe the emotions conveyed. Using a limit of two words, participants reviewed and defined photographs depicting eight positive, sixteen neutral, and twelve negative emotions.

Men took longer and had significantly more trouble guessing the correct corresponding emotion when assessing the pictures of women’s eyes in contrast to men’s eyes. In addition, the fMRI reflected a lack of brain activity within the the empathy network of the amygdala, a region associated with distinguishing emotion.

Read the rest of the story at The Inquisitr.

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