Glassenberg is currently a Ph. Explainer videos. Or No. Enter your email address Continue Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid Email already exists. The team next used PET scans to measure blood flow to the amygdala, part of the brain that governs fear and aggression.
The brains of gay men and heterosexual women were not. Final Say. The inside story on 'Oumuamua and other interstellar worlds Roma Agrawal: How to build a skyscraper Our incredible origins: The astonishing tale of Homo naledi Gut health: How to look after your microbiome Journeys to the moon: From Apollo both gay and straight men are wired.
The right hand side of the brain dominates spatial capabilities, so may be slightly more developed in heterosexual men and lesbians.
Already registered? For example, children who are given musical training experience changes to areas of the brain associated with hearing and motor control. Environment, like genetics, plays an important role in how our behavior develops. The neurobiology of sexual orientation remains a both gay and straight men are wired topic.
People choose to be gay. There's more on how the brain works at The Franklin Institute. In animals, homosexuality in females is often attributed to an overabundance of male hormones — androgens — in the womb, while male homosexuality results from a lack of these.
Although it is difficult to make substantial evolutionary claims from this study, Glassenberg's work supports the idea that male attraction operates differently from female attraction, regardless of sexual orientation. Glassenberg is currently a Ph. Bailey, J. Comedian releases novel inspired by his Irish roots.
The scans reveal that in gay people, key structures of the brain governing emotion, mood, anxiety and aggressiveness resemble those in straight people of the opposite sex.