The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive.Sounds like something out of Seinfeld, but it's true. At least I've got a defense next time the girlfriend and I are together and I say something completely stupid. Not that she suffers from a similar deficiency:
Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or 'cognitive resources' trying to impress beautiful women, they have little left for other tasks.
Women, however, were not affected by chatting to a handsome man.Damnit.