New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts
- Why do straight men devote so much headspace to those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women’s chests? Scientists have never satisfactorily explained men’s curious breast fixation, but now, a neuroscientist has struck upon an explanation that he says “just makes a lot of sense.”
- Larry Young, a professor of psychiatry at Emory University who studies the neurological basis of complex social behaviors, thinks human evolution has harnessed an ancient neural circuit that originally evolved to strengthen the mother-infant bond during breast-feeding, and now uses this brain circuitry to strengthen the bond between couples as well. The result? Men, like babies, love breasts.
- When a woman’s nipples are stimulated during breast-feeding, the neurochemical oxytocin, otherwise known as the “love drug,” floods her brain, helping to focus her attention and affection on her baby. But research over the past few years has shown that in humans, this circuitry isn’t reserved for exclusive use by infants.
HH: I don’t think that is exactly a new theory. Especially to those of us that have breasts, this has crossed our minds.
Uncanny resemblance: When disturbed the snake mimic hawkmoth caterpillar pulls in its legs and head and expands the front part of its body, to take on the appearance of a serpent. The brown part, which appears to be the top of the snake’s head, is actually the caterpillar’s underside
When threatened it will pull in its legs and head and expand the front part of its body to make itself resemble a snake.
The brown head of this ‘snake’ is actually the underside of the caterpillar.
Photographs of a giant spider eating a bird in an Australian garden have stunned wildlife experts.
Daisy Come, Daisy Go
HH: Such is our own cycle of life. Great Illustration.
Life Aquatic - Photo Series by Chuck Bradley (Australia)
Title: " New Life"
Name: Richard W J Koh, Singapore
Photographer’s Description: A day or two after a heavy downpour, I found fungus growing from an old log left in the garden. At night, I was preparing to photograph it when I smelt something unusual coming from it. Under careful lighting, I discovered that the fungus was smoldering with what I guess must be its spores! It was a rare amazing display of new life.