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Secrets of the Male Mind

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Are there such things as secrets of the male mind? In the film "What Women Want," Mel Gibson is granted the unique opportunity to hear women’s thoughts. At first it scares him, then it starts helping him make money in marketing, and finally it makes him realize what women really think of him, and what he can do to improve himself. It’s an interesting concept—the "men are from Mars, women are from Venus" school of thought holds that the way the sexes think, act, and interact is based on two fundamentally different psychologies.

But how true is that? Is the male mind really that different from the female mind? The answer—of course—isn’t a straightforward one. In some ways, the way men think is very, very different from their female counterparts. In other ways, we’re not all so different after all. There's still a lot of things that we don’t yet fully understand, but here’s an introduction into what we do about what goes on inside the mind of a human male.

Some studies say men and women are hardwired differently; others refute such claims, blaming socialization. What's going on?! Anthony and Laci explore the research and delve into debate in an updated battle of the sexes. Watch Mythbusters debunk the myth of "you throw like a girl" for more on this topic: For Further Reading: The Gender Myth "Forget those who say men and women are fundamentally different, writes Robin McKie." "Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference," by Cordelia Fine (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011). 10 Gender Differences Backed Up by Science "Are men inherently better than women are at some skills, and vice versa?" Men, Women Lie About Sex to Match Gender Expectations m "People will lie about their sexual behavior to match cultural expectations about how men or women should act -- even though they wouldn't distort other gender-related behaviors, new research suggests." Watch More: Women in Science Men & Women Ain't So Different Dust Hates You: ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Anthony Carboni on Twitter Laci Green on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News
Complete video at: John Gray, bestselling author of "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus," argues that differences between men's and women's brains lead to men being viewed as poor listeners. ----- John Gray talks about Why Mars and Venus Collide. The author who raised many provocative questions about male-female relations with his book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, returns to familiar territory. He suggests ideas to help couples cope with everyday stress and keep their love strong - Book Passage John Gray, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships. The author of fifteen books, he has been conducting personal-growth seminars for more than thirty years and writes "Mars Venus Advice," a weekly syndicated column that has appeared in more than one hundred media outlets, including Newsday, the Los Angeles Times, and the Detroit Free Press. He also has a weekly Internet broadcast with over two million listeners at Gray has been a contributing editor at Redbook and a contributor to, Brides, and Divorce magazines. He lives with his wife and three children in Northern California.
Watch more How to Understand Men videos: Learn how to read a guy's mind with the help of relationship expert Jonathon Aslay in this Howcast video about men and love. None of us are mind readers, okay. But the best way to tell what's going on in a guy's mind is his actions match his words. Action-matched words are the best way to determine what's going on in a guy's head. So when a guy says he's going to call you and doesn't call, what does that say about him? When he says he's going to text and he doesn't text, what does it say about him? What does it say about him when he makes a plan for a date and he picks you up on time? His actions are matching his words. Now, when a woman is worried about what's going on in a man's mind, it's because maybe they are not emotionally connected with one another, they're not able to communicate well, and she's trying to figure him out instead of having a conversation. The best relationships are the relationships where they communicate and share each others’ feelings, but if you are trying to pull it out of his head, first off you are not going to be able to do it. Nobody can read each others’ minds. But just remember that the best way to read a man's mind is through his actions and his actions tell you everything. So if he's into you he's showing it and if he's not into you he's showing it by his lack of action. And that's the best way to read a man's mind.
If a man forgets an anniversary or a birthday, is he really to blame? When told to get something in another room, do you forget what you were asked to retrieve the moment you step into a different room? Crystal steps in today to answer some of Trace's questions about memory, how men forget more than women, and a phenomenon called "event boundaries." Read More: Men Forget Most Why Walking Through a Doorway Makes You Forget "The French poet Paul Valéry once said, 'The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best.'" Walking through doorways causes forgetting: Further explorations "Previous research using virtual environments has revealed a location-updating effect in which there is a decline in memory when people move from one location to another." "If your husband is absent-minded, forgets your wedding anniversary or the name of your new neighbor, don't worry. You are not the only one with a forgetful man in the house." Gender Differences in Subjective Memory Impairment in a General Population: The HUNT Study, Norway "There is increased focus on early diagnosis of dementia, and subjective awareness of memory impairment is often assumed to be an early symptom of dementia." Watch More: FAIL LAB TestTube Wild Card Can You Trust Your Memory? ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Anthony Carboni on Twitter Laci Green on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News
Helen Fisher believes there's an evolutionary reason for the fact that men prefer to have intimate discussions without making eye contact with their partner.
Watch more How to Understand Men videos: Learn what guys look for in a woman with the help of relationship expert Jonathon Aslay in this Howcast video about men and love. What do guys look for in a woman? OK. Now, let's face it, guys are visual creatures, so we're going to be attracted to your looks. Good health, good hygiene is going to be something attractive, versus those women who are stuck up on their looks. Another thing that guys look for, is confidence versus neediness. If you're needy, it's not going to attract a guy, but if you come on strong and confident, that's going to be a real winner with a guy. Positive mental attitude versus being a sourpuss. There's nothing less attractive than a woman who's always kind of negative, and down on life. If she's always complaining about things, that's not going to impress a guy. What impresses a guy is a good attitude, positive outlook on life, being happy, smiling, laughter, and a great sense of humor. Nothing impresses a guy more than a fantastic sense of humor. Ultimately, be true to yourself. What men are most attracted to are who you are, and what you are on the inside. So, when you show that, that's what men are going to be most attracted to, is be yourself.
Watch more How to Understand Sex videos: Learn why men love big breasts from sex therapist Dr. Megan Fleming in this Howcast video about the psychology of sex and sexual attraction. So, if you are watching this video; I can only imagine you are one of those men who do love big breasts or you are one of those women who are wondering, why don't they like me because I don't have big breasts. So the only thing I can tell you is that sometimes men have a strong preference. And it could be for breasts or it could be for long legs or it could be for a nice bottom. You just don't know but what we do know is that it can be a very strong visual turn-on. And that honestly breasts are quite feminine and they have been depicted on art. So it's since beginning of time it's sort of something quite voluptuous that men are seeking and coveting. It may or may not be that be that, you have that wonderful asset. But what I can tell you is, one should never throw out the baby with the bath water, that either you are the man who likes breasts or you are the woman who does or does not have those breasts. The most important thing I can tell you is, focus not only on that one attribute, but all the other things that draw you to and attract you to a potential partner. Because they may have that one special ingredient that makes it so much easier to get turned on spontaneously. But you can't lose track of all the other wonderful qualities both visually and experientially that attracts you to this one special partner.
Science writer Jesse Bering says that not only do we visualize erotic scenes when we're masturbating, "but we also use our imagination in this way when we're actually having sex with other people, especially people that we're not particu...