The Dark Side of Adult Content: How Pornography Affects Your Brain

“Some 50% of all internet traffic is sex-related,” reported #CHDTV host @IlanaRachel1.

“A 2014 study published in the JAMA Journal of Psychiatry concluded that the more porn men watched, the less brain activity they had, particularly in the striatum, which is connected to reward processing and motivation. Pornography also weakens the connection to the prefrontal cortex, which is linked to decision-making, planning, and behavior regulation.”

Watch the full episode of “Mind Manipulation — Who is in Control?” on #CHDTV:–who-is-in-control-part-1/

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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