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Female brain mapped in 3D during orgasm

December 4, 2011

Still in the dark about women? Luckily, scientists have created the first three-dimensional map of the female brain leading up to—and during—an orgasm.

The 3D video presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington this week shows a female brain at the moment of orgasm. In vivid color, dozens of major regions "light up" when the participants climaxed, providing new evidence that an orgasm is not merely a physical experience, Time Magazine was first to report.

Within that moment of virtual enlightenment, activity in over 80 regions of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex which controls advanced and abstract thought, showed significantly increased activity.

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