Ever fumble over words when you meet a new woman, and can’t explain what happened?
New research done by the Behavioral Science Institute indicates that heterosexual men who are anticipating a meeting with a new woman may experience impaired cognitive performance.
Woman on the other hand may not experience the same kind of mental shut down that men experience upon the first meeting.
According to the study on the US National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of Health the pressure from trying to make a good impression on the woman can effect the man’s ability to be himself and make a quality impression on the woman.
The study examined two areas. “The studies demonstrated that men’s (but not women’s) cognitive performance declined if they were led to believe that they interacted with a woman via a computer (Study 1) or even if they merely anticipated an interaction with a woman (Study 2).”
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Anticipation of an interaction with a woman can impair men’s cognitive performance.