Males have it difficult no matter where they turn. Either they aren’t manly enough for the other men or they aren’t empathetic enough for the women, could testosterone be the root cause of the problem? In his new blog post, Christopher Bergland explains what the hormones do to the body and a new study that involved empathetic responses when given an extra dose of testosterone. He also explains the results of the study and what researchers have planned next to continue their quest for answers.
- Injecting hormones into your body should be taken seriously and researched thoroughly
- Despite their best efforts at a study, no link was found between additional testosterone and basic human emotions
- This research team may conduct future studies to look at additional relationships formed from extra testosterone
“For this large-scale, double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment, 643 healthy young men received an application of testosterone gel or placebo. Soon after testosterone exposure, they were asked to perform behavioral tasks and fill out questionnaires designed to measure cognitive empathy.”