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SXSW Interactive 2016

Sex (hormones) and the brain

How Sex Changes Your Brain. Neuroscientist Dr. Herting will tell you how hormones prepare your brain to be a good lover. Moving beyond the famous psychosocial book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”, biology research has shown that men's and women's brains are different. Learn about the real ways in which hormones impact the brains of both sexes, including from the time of conception to the point of climax. Most importantly, find out what the sex life of rats can teach us about our own bedroom behaviors, as well as learn the difference between a sexy and celibate brain.

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  1. Can having sex change the way your brain works?
  2. How do hormones program our brain physiology from birth to seek and enjoy sex?
  3. What can the sex life of rats tell us about our own performance in the bedroom?



Megan Herting, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

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  • Tags: neuroscience, brain, sex
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Art, Science and Inspiration
  • Level: Beginner
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