Report: Brain sees men as whole, women as parts

Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-25 11:55:08-04

(WTVR)– A glimpse at the magazine rack in any supermarket checkout line will tell you that women are frequently the focus of sexual objectification. Now, new research finds that the brain actually processes images of women differently than those of men, contributing to this trend.

Women are more likely to be picked apart by the brain and seen as parts rather than a whole, according to research published online June 29 in the European Journal of Social Psychology. 

Click here for the complete report from and European Journal of Social Psychology.