August 1st, 2016

Well, maybe.

Brendon Marotta, drilling down in Can Movies Change Your Testosterone Level? writes:

One of the most established aspects of testosterone is that winning raises your testosterone and losing lowers it.

The interesting thing is that it doesn’t even have to be you that loses. Testosterone changes during vicarious experiences of winning and losing. So if your “team” loses, you may experience that loss as if it was your own. Observe the language of most sports fans: “we lost that game.” This vicarious experience also extends to characters you identify with—including those in movies and media.

So, since I couldn’t care less about professional sports in general and professional sports in Cleveland in particular, does that mean I’m immune?

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