My marmoset, my muse

A rather mournful brain scientist said to me once that “The problem is that if you go looking for something in the brain then you are likely to find it.” IN this spirit I am delighted to discover that marmosets think harder when they’re horny. This important research shows that when you put marmosets in an MRI scanner, and wave essences of ovulating females under their noses, the lights go on all over the brain, and not just in the areas associated with sexual arousal. For some reason, this strikes me as the reductio ad absurdum of the whole project. “Look,. this is a picture of a marmoset’s wondering how to get laid!” you say, and are left wondering who or what has missed which point.

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