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Sex and the Brain: Men's Health You're sitting behind the wheel of your van at an everlasting traffic light. The only thing slower than the traffic is your perception of time's passage. Then you notice her. She appears at the curb, waiting to cross. PLUS: The red-hot guide to the sex of your dreams. Your reaction is automatic, reflexive, and quite possibly the most powerful one you'll have this day. "You dog!" When you spot the object of your desire, the neurotransmitter dopamine lights up areas deep within the brain, triggering feelings of pleasure, motivation, and reward. But she's not gawking back at you, and it's not just because you're driving a family bus with a paint scrape on the fender. Her goals are programmed for the long range; yours are often shockingly short term, right up to and including thoughts of pedestrianophilia. The whole encounter can leave you quivering with pleasure, hoping for more. It can also hijack and ruin your life. That's where I come in. TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH, BODY, AND LIFE!

The Dish | News & Opinion | Media: TV, Print, Online, Jobs, Ranking Limbic system The limbic system (or paleomammalian brain) is a complex set of brain structures that lies on both sides of the thalamus, right under the cerebrum.[1] It is not a separate system, but a collection of structures from the telencephalon, diencephalon, and mesencephalon.[2] It includes the olfactory bulbs, hippocampus, amygdala, anterior thalamic nuclei, fornix, columns of fornix, mammillary body, septum pellucidum, habenular commissure, cingulate gyrus, Parahippocampal gyrus, limbic cortex, and limbic midbrain areas. The limbic system supports a variety of functions, including emotion, behavior, motivation, long-term memory, and olfaction.[3] It appears to be primarily responsible for emotional life, and it has a great deal to do with the formation of memories. Structure[edit] The limbic system is the set of brain structures that forms the inner border of the cortex. The limbic system is made up of the limbic lobe and other deep-lying structures. Function[edit] Hippocampus[edit] Learning[edit]

GOOD | A collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits RSS feed Moneybox This story first appeared in Inc. In six years, Interscope records mogul Jimmy Iovine and hip-hop icon Dr. Dre have turned Beats by Dr. Dre headphones into a $1 billion-plus business. Now, together with new president and former Interscope executive Luke Wood, they’re faced with a new challenge: taking a hot brand and making it, you might say, even hotter. To that end, Beats Electronics has introduced portable and wireless speakers, co-branded smartphones—and in January it even launched a new streaming music service, Beats Music, to compete with the likes of Spotify. “You’ve got to be lucky enough to identify a problem where you think you can help,” says Iovine. “We got dumped on by audiophiles on Day One,” says Iovine. Assemble an All-Star Focus Group Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Beats by Dr. When developing the first Beats headphones, Iovine would lay out various prototypes in his Interscope offices and then poll everyone who came to see him. What Are Consumers Thinking About?

Sex on the brain: What turns women on, mapped out - life - 05 August 2011 It's what women have been telling men for decades: stimulating the vagina is not the same as stimulating the clitoris. Now brain scan data has added weight to their argument. The precise locations that correspond to the vagina, cervix and female nipples on the brain's sensory cortex have been mapped for the first time, proving that vaginal stimulation activates different brain regions to stimulation of the clitoris. The study also found a direct link between the nipples and the genitals, which may explain why some women can orgasm through nipple stimulation alone. The sensory cortex is a strip of brain tissue positioned roughly under where the band between a pair of headphones sits. The diagram was first published in 1951 after experiments conducted during brain surgery performed while the patients were conscious: the surgeon electrically stimulated different regions of the patients' brains and the patients reported the parts of their bodies in which they felt sensation as a result.

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