Monday, May 16, 2011

What Happens in the Brain During an Orgasm

New Scientist has an article on how an orgasm affects the brain and the experience of the female reporter being hooked up to an fMRI scanner as she brought herself to orgasm as well as when she imagined what would be happening as she brought herself pleasure.

The article also includes the image of what was going on in the reporter's brain as she experienced her orgasm. It also briefly mentions a difference found in another study due to the orgasm being brought on by a partner. I found it particularly interesting that using the imagination activated the same parts of a brain (though to a lesser extent) as the actual act itself.