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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1281966/Gaydar-really-exists-Scientists-prove-gays-pick-fellow-homosexuals.html

Scientists prove gay people are more able to pick out fellow homosexuals

A total of 42 men and women were shown pictures of outlines of large squares and rectangles, each of which was packed with smaller shapes.

Our brains are wired to take in the bigger picture, meaning that if we are shown a square filled with rectangles and asked what is inside, we can easily be fooled into saying 'squares'.

When the men and women were asked similar questions, the heterosexuals replied more quickly but were less accurate, the journal Frontiers in Cognition reports.

The homosexuals took longer but got more answers right, particularly when asked about the smaller shapes, suggesting they were able to see the small details as well as the bigger picture.

Or they were able to see the trees as well as the wood.

In everyday life, this attention to detail could help them work out people's sexuality.

Researcher Dr Lorenza Colzato, of Leiden University in the Netherlands, said: 'This is the first time that scientific proof has been found for the existence of a gaydar mechanism amongst homosexuals.

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Differences in attention to detail have previously been shown among religious groups, with Italian Roman Catholics looking at the bigger picture more than those with secular views and Israeli Orthodox Jews paying less attention to detail than Israeli non-believers.

Dr Colzato said: 'This fits with the strong emphasis on social solidarity in both Catholicism and Orthodox Judaism.' In contrast, Dutch Calvinists, who are counselled on 'minding their own business', focus on detail rather than the bigger picture.

I believe gays have gaydar, but I've learned from experience that you should never accept the results of a study like this without knowing if the sample size was large enough to be significant and the methodology.

And then there's the whole issue of correlation. Cities whose public schools teach the most sex education have the highest teen pregnancy rate. Does anyone here know the reason why?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1281966/Gaydar-really-exists-Scientists-prove-gays-pick-fellow-homosexuals.html

Scientists prove gay people are more able to pick out fellow homosexuals

A total of 42 men and women were shown pictures of outlines of large squares and rectangles, each of which was packed with smaller shapes.

Our brains are wired to take in the bigger picture, meaning that if we are shown a square filled with rectangles and asked what is inside, we can easily be fooled into saying 'squares'.

When the men and women were asked similar questions, the heterosexuals replied more quickly but were less accurate, the journal Frontiers in Cognition reports.

The homosexuals took longer but got more answers right, particularly when asked about the smaller shapes, suggesting they were able to see the small details as well as the bigger picture.

Or they were able to see the trees as well as the wood.

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The fact that the queers were able to "see" the wood comes as no surprise. ;)

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The study only says that homosexuals took longer to study a geometric problem and were therefore more accurate in their answers. It strikes me as an enormous stretch to assume that this means they are more perceptive in the field of human behavior.

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The study only says that homosexuals took longer to study a geometric problem and were therefore more accurate in their answers. It strikes me as an enormous stretch to assume that this means they are more perceptive in the field of human behavior.

I was going to say...

Unless a gay dude is a square packed with triangles, I don't know about the correlation.

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