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I agree with you Daniel about that title not really catching the essence of the study. It's more like I get a bad case of the nerves like before a big speech or sky diving drop, but worse in my case. It's almost like a flight response is in high gear, but there's a big prize in waiting if I can stay calm which is impossible. I am so happy that my last moment like that occurred almost 38 years ago when I met my to be wife, Mary. I did good at that moment at Kent State University as a class ended, but my confidence had been buoyed by a wonderful boss, very good test scores, and earning enough money to pay for 2/3 of graduate school. +Daniel Kreimendahl A special thanks to Daniel Kreimendahl, a member of my circles for sharing this fascinating study.

I wonder if women experience the same type of anxiety attack that many men suffer from? I think I better get online and use some of our library's huge licensed social science and psychology databases. We pay millions of dollars a year for those type of information resources that are hidden behind firewalls. It's part of the hidden web that dwarfs the "free" and public web by one to two orders of magnitude.
 
Movies and television shows are full of scenes where a man tries unsuccessfully to interact with a pretty woman. In many cases, the potential suitor ends up acting foolishly despite his best attempts to impress. It seems like his brain isn’t working quite properly and according to new findings, it may not be.

Researchers have begun to explore the cognitive impairment that men experience before and after interacting with women. A 2009 study demonstrated that after a short interaction with an attractive woman, men experienced a decline in mental performance. A more recent study suggests that this cognitive impairment takes hold even w hen men simply anticipate interacting with a woman who they know very little about.
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