To understand how the brain and sexuality goes with each other, researchers have recently revealed brain-scan images or an animated video which has shown that when a women's brain reaches orgasm, it starts blinking like a multi-layered, multi-colored abstract or neon sign that flashes on and off.
Regarding the new presentations, Prof. Barry Komisaruk, a Psychology Professor at Rutgers University who presented the video at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, said that the above images are part of research to understand how the brain and sexuality actually work with each other.
He further explained in his statement that when brain reaches the point of experiencing orgasm, the situation is like an occurrence of any cascading wave of brain activity in the body.
He supported his presented animation with the help of the brain of one of his PhD students Ms. Nan Wise, whose brain was scanned by a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner as she stimulated herself.
During the procedure, the researchers measured the brain activity changes that occurred in more than 80 separate regions of the brain as were shown in the images taken every two seconds during the entire procedure.
The activity was then measured depending upon the utilization of oxygen levels in the blood. To highlight the same levels in the video, levels of oxygen were displayed as dark red for the lowest activity to yellow/white for the highest.
The seven-minute video showing brain at orgasm stated that the brain was almost illuminated in yellow indicating that majority of brain systems became active at orgasm.
"What we've been studying is the sequence of activation and which components are activated, beginning with the genital sensory input to the sensory cortex and then spreading to other major brain systems", he said.