According to a 1997 poll from The Journal of Personality, the top 3 desirable traits are reliability, warmth and fairness. What do men look for in a potential partner?
Guys, those are all fantastic, important traits, but we might want to re-jig that priority list a little more in light of some new information.
It turns out that if you want to live a long life, you should marry a woman who possesses intelligence.
That conclusion was reached by experts at the University of Aberdeen who found that men with intelligent wives were far less likely to suffer from degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
How does that work?
Previous studies have shown that intellectual stimulation wards off dementia. In those studies, the intellectual stimulation observed was in the form of ‘cognitive activities’ like crossword puzzles, reading and visiting museums.
But this new Aberdeen study raises a very good point – What could provide better intellectual stimulation than one’s partner?Follow @newslexpoint
And here’s the real mind-blower for both men and women!
Additional studies have shown that during a successful conversation between two people, their brains literally sync up. It’s a process known as ‘neural coupling’ and it is the basis for engaging conversation.
The listening brain begins to fire in a pattern that matches that of the speaker – only it fires before the speaker’s brain. In other words, the person listening begins to anticipate what will be said next.
How’s that for intellectual stimulation?
Source: David Wolfe
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