Study: Viewing Porn Linked to Lower Brain Mass (The Christian Post)

By Hysen Sisco

By Michael Gryboski,
June 3, 2014
The Christian Post

A recently released study from researchers in Germany has concluded that a link exists between pornography usage and lower brain mass.

Published last week by JAMA Psychiatry, the cross-sectional study was conducted by Dr. Simone Kühn of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and Dr. Jürgen Gallinat of University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendor in Hamburg.

The researchers surveyed 64 adult males in good health, who had varying levels of pornography consumption.

“We found a significant negative association between reported pornography hours per week and gray matter volume in the right caudate,” noted the researchers.

“Functional connectivity of the right caudate to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex was negatively associated with hours of pornography consumption.”

Kühn and Gallinat concluded that the correlation between volume of gray matter and pornography usage might be inversed.

“The negative association of self-reported pornography consumption with the right striatum (caudate) volume, left striatum (putamen) activation during cue reactivity, and lower functional connectivity of the right caudate to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex could reflect change in neural plasticity as a consequence of an intense stimulation of the reward system,” wrote the researchers.

“Alternatively, it could be a precondition that makes pornography …read more

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