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Gay Men's Bilateral Brains Better at Remembering Faces: York U Study

Published: June 22, 2010.
By York University

TORONTO, June 22, 2010 – Gay men can recall familiar faces faster and more accurately than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains, according to a new study by York University researchers.

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