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#1 Mar 9, 2012
Hisss and hers: When women are best at spotting snakes
By AFP | AFP – Thu, Mar 8, 2012

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A Python snake is shown to the media in the Florida Everglades in 2011. Women who have just finished ovulating are better at detecting snakes than at other times of their menstrual cycle, according to an unusual study that sheds light on in-built reflexes for survival
Women who have just finished ovulating are better at detecting snakes than at other times of their menstrual cycle, according to an unusual study that sheds light on in-built reflexes for survival.
Nobuo Masataka of Japan's Kyoto University tested 60 healthy women of child-bearing age at three different phases of their cycle.
They were simultaneously shown nine pictures, one of which was a snake among flowers while the others were only of flowers.
The volunteers were tested on how quickly they spotted the serpent.
The fastest women were those who were in the so-called luteal phase of their menstrual cycle, or the stage that immediately follows ovulation.
The study strengthens theories that we have a "fear reflex," or an innate response to threat signals such as potentially poisonous snakes, Masataka believes.
Previous research has found this trait among infants aged as young as eight months and even among non-human primates.
Among women, the reflex seems to be influenced by hormone levels at a stage when they could be pregnant and thus be more protective towards their foetus, the study suggests.
"It could contribute to women's ability to increase their vigilance towards biologically relevant threatening stimuli around themselves during this period of possible pregnancy," it says.
The paper was published on Thursday in the British journal Scientific Reports.
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do you believe this??? lol

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#2 Mar 9, 2012
stacked and proud wrote:
Hisss and hers: When women are best at spotting snakes
By AFP | AFP – Thu, Mar 8, 2012
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A Python snake is shown to the media in the Florida Everglades in 2011. Women who have just finished ovulating are better at detecting snakes than at other times of their menstrual cycle, according to an unusual study that sheds light on in-built reflexes for survival
Women who have just finished ovulating are better at detecting snakes than at other times of their menstrual cycle, according to an unusual study that sheds light on in-built reflexes for survival.
Nobuo Masataka of Japan's Kyoto University tested 60 healthy women of child-bearing age at three different phases of their cycle.
They were simultaneously shown nine pictures, one of which was a snake among flowers while the others were only of flowers.
The volunteers were tested on how quickly they spotted the serpent.
The fastest women were those who were in the so-called luteal phase of their menstrual cycle, or the stage that immediately follows ovulation.
The study strengthens theories that we have a "fear reflex," or an innate response to threat signals such as potentially poisonous snakes, Masataka believes.
Previous research has found this trait among infants aged as young as eight months and even among non-human primates.
Among women, the reflex seems to be influenced by hormone levels at a stage when they could be pregnant and thus be more protective towards their foetus, the study suggests.
"It could contribute to women's ability to increase their vigilance towards biologically relevant threatening stimuli around themselves during this period of possible pregnancy," it says.
The paper was published on Thursday in the British journal Scientific Reports.
@YahooNewsUK on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook
do you believe this??? lol
haha. why am I not surprised?

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#3 Mar 9, 2012
I would have belived it more if it was about trouser snakes!

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#4 Mar 9, 2012
oh my........just goes to show how often i do this........ the topic was not going to be my name........ lol

stupid girl........

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#5 Mar 9, 2012
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haha. why am I not surprised?
i have an eye for snakes...... lol...... just the one mind you...!!!!!

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#6 Mar 9, 2012
Watch out for those snakes ladies!

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#7 Mar 9, 2012
Steev wrote:
I would have belived it more if it was about trouser snakes!
lmao.......... the purple headed kind???
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#8 Mar 9, 2012
Interesting and fascinating. I hate snakes and I would never walk in areas where they would naturally be found, so that's as wary as I'll ever be. I've gone through menopause, so it looks like I'm not going to be much of a snake detector, lol! You should be expecting some x rated comments to be up shortly, lol!

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#10 Mar 9, 2012
....will do my part to keep this thread going, Miss Stacked....

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#11 Mar 9, 2012
stacked and proud wrote:
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i have an eye for snakes...... lol...... just the one mind you...!!!!!
"eye" "one" hehehe....One eyed snake eh???
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#12 Mar 9, 2012
BTW, what does the title of this thread, have to do with detecting snakes!? LOL!

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#13 Mar 9, 2012
I can't help it....ya made it so easy!!!!!

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#14 Mar 9, 2012
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
Watch out for those snakes ladies!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =OQppFsr5Dt4XX
OUCH!! I hate when that happens! LOL!

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#15 Mar 9, 2012
stacked and proud wrote:
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i have an eye for snakes...... lol...... just the one mind you...!!!!!
I believe it. My brother and I met some girls the other day. We asked to have sex with them. They told us they were on their Menstrual cycles. My brother said, "That's OK, we're on our mo-peds!" So, we had sex with them. It was a bloody mess but, FUN! Never did see their fancy cycles though....

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#16 Mar 9, 2012
60s chic wrote:
Interesting and fascinating. I hate snakes and I would never walk in areas where they would naturally be found, so that's as wary as I'll ever be. I've gone through menopause, so it looks like I'm not going to be much of a snake detector, lol! You should be expecting some x rated comments to be up shortly, lol!
just thought it was an interesting observation....... but...... it's already going x rated..... lol

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#17 Mar 9, 2012
rick wrote:
Hang tough young lady.
Never let the bastards get you down.
Happy weekend.
Rick
lol.... thanks Rick.....cheers....

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#18 Mar 9, 2012
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
....will do my part to keep this thread going, Miss Stacked....
oh hun...... i really didn't mean to name the thing after me....... lol.......... but it's okay if it gets buried,,,,,,, not a problem........ just thought it was interesting.......
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#20 Mar 9, 2012
Steev wrote:
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"eye" "one" hehehe....One eyed snake eh???
you got that now huh??? lol

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#21 Mar 9, 2012
60s chic wrote:
BTW, what does the title of this thread, have to do with detecting snakes!? LOL!
yeah sorry...... that was my fault....... i don't do this very often....... in fact .... not at all.......

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