Our Brains See Men as People and Women as Body Parts
This is a strange and troubling bit of research. Our brains perceive images of men with global processing centers of the brain, but we perceive images of women with local processing centers. What this comes down to is that we see men as people, but we perceive women in the same way we process objects. This study reveals for the first time how sexual objectification theory functions.
Fortunately, it seems that this bias can be overturned pretty simply.
... [via The Masculine Heart]
When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo mosaics consisting of hundreds of tiny pictures that when arranged a certain way form a larger