Men and women differ in amygdala response to visual sexual stimuli

@article{Hamann2004MenAW,
  title={Men and women differ in amygdala response to visual sexual stimuli},
  author={Stephan Hamann and Rebecca A. Herman and Carla L Nolan and Kim Wallen},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={411-416}
}
Men are generally more interested in and responsive to visual sexually arousing stimuli than are women. Here we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that the amygdala and hypothalamus are more strongly activated in men than in women when viewing identical sexual stimuli. This was true even when women reported greater arousal. Sex differences were specific to the sexual nature of the stimuli, were restricted primarily to limbic regions, and were larger in the left amygdala… 
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