Tuesday, April 5, 2011

They Don't Make Women Like They Used To

Are men and women looking more alike as time goes on?

(I'd make an ugly woman)

Research seems to indicate that it's true!

Researchers found that craniofacial differences between contemporary men and women are less pronounced than they were in the 16th century. The researchers also found that, while craniofacial features for both sexes in Spain have changed over time, the changes have been particularly significant in females. For example, the facial structure of modern Spanish females is much larger than the structure of 16th century females. This difference may stem from improved nutrition or other environmental factors.

BUT

It seems that our brains are still different. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of men and women under stress showed neuroscientists how their brains differed in response to stressful situations. In men, increased blood flow to the left orbitofrontal cortex suggested activation of the "fight or flight" response. In women, stress activated the limbic system, which is associated with emotional responses.

10 comments:

Opus #6 said...

I think better nutrition has affected my generations. My grandma was 5'5" tall. My mom is 5'6". I am 5'7". My daughter is 5'9". And there are short women on her dad's side of the family, and he is 5'11".

I heard that famine and malnutrition can affect eggs for generations. So I figure perhaps the same 1850 potato famine that sent my ancestors to the New World may have stunted us a bit, and we are finally recovering.

darlin said...

Moral of the story, don't stress women out. ;-)

Azra said...

Damn, and here I was thinking of getting a Spanish guy but there'd be no point if they look like women. Well maybe the problem isn't them, and it's that the women look like men. So theres hope yet! :)

Xmichra said...

I am fairly certain that the study on stress has stayed the same in many years. Men tend to think to fight or flee, women wonder what would be the best thing overall before making a choice ;) Even things as simple as : do you want a hotdog? A guy will either scarf it down (hungry!) or pass on it (full!), a woman will tally up how many calories it is, if they walked enough to warrant the proccessed food, and what they are having for dinner before they even start to think about if they are hungry! lol...

LL said...

Xmichra - You're onto something. Men have that caveman thing going. It's our nature. Mog hungry, eat. Mog horny, sex. Mog angry, fight. Women play the angles.

Azra - So much for the potential Spanish man in your life...

Darlin - Women go for the scissors to the throat...guys are simply not expecting it.

Opus - I think that you have hit on the principal issue that most of us in the First World don't worry about: famine, and it's long-lasting implications.

Euripides said...

Is it improved nutrition or just improved calories? Don't underestimate the power of Twinkies and a can of Coke in human evolution.

LL said...

Ah, the Twinkie - with a 10,000 year shelf life, survival food for the apocalypse!

Anonymous said...

Well the real truth is that God never made good women like the past which most of them back then were the very best of all since today most of them are certainly very horrible and such losers altogether.

Anonymous said...

And just to add more truth to my comment which most of the women that now have a career today are so very high maintenance, independent, selfish, greedy, spoiled, picky, narcissists, and so very money hungry as well. They will only want the very best of all and will never ever settle for less since they really think that they're the greatest thing on two legs walking the face of this earth which really makes them very sad altogether as well. They have no personality at all, no good manors, very nasty to talk too since they will even curse at us good men trying to start a conversation with the one that will attract us. I had this happened to me already and a friend that i know had the very same thing happened to him as well which really makes these type of women so very pathetic altogether. I know other men as well that had very bad experiences with these type of women as well which makes it very scary how the women of today have really changed for the worst of all. It is a real shame that the real good old fashioned women are all gone now since most of them were definitely the complete opposite of what the women are today since it really does make it very difficult for many of us good serious men looking to meet a good woman that just doesn't exist anymore today unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Well that is certainly the very truth.

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