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Female Orgasm Depicted in Brain Scan

Ever wondered what the inside of your brain looks like mid-orgasm? Scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey have created videos capturing the brain activity during the build-up, climax, and recovery period of a female orgasm. Making the video, researchers monitored a woman's brain as she lay in a MRI scanner and pleasured herself. Professor Barry Komisaruk, the psychologist at Rutgers who led the study, hopes that in studying brain activity during orgasms scientists can better understand what prevents both men and women from climaxing - and help them figure out how to induce pleasure in the brain without sexual stimulation and potentially treat anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions in doing so. "If we can learn how to activate the pleasure regions of the brain then that could have wider applications," said Komisaruk.

November 16, 2011 3:40 PM