CognitionJournalMotivation and Emotion

Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption. The Brain on Porn.

Since pornography appeared on the Internet, the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of consuming visual sexual stimuli have increased and attracted millions of users. Based on the assumption that pornography consumption bears resemblance with reward-seeking behavior, novelty-seeking behavior, and addictive behavior, we hypothesized alterations of the frontostriatal network in frequent users.


Kühn, S., Gallinat, J. (2014). Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption. The Brain on Porn. JAMA Psychiatry. Advance online publication.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.93