ParticipantsвЂ™ sexual orientation had been evaluated utilizing self-reported identities , in addition to with a modified Kinsey rating, which asked individuals about their intimate dreams throughout adulthood also in the previous 12 months. The scale ranged from 0 to 6, with 0 corresponding to a solely heterosexual orientation and 6 matching to a exclusively homosexual orientation. Responses to questions regarding adulthood and in regards to the previous 12 months had been averaged to create a Kinsey rating for every single participant.
Stimuli and Procedure
Topics experienced two experimental paradigms in the scanner: very very first erotic photos had been shown ( over a length of
21 mins), and then erotic videos had been shown ( during a period of
19 mins) after having a rest period that is brief. Image stimuli had been shown before movie stimuli for many individuals in an attempt to market stimulus engagement. This is certainly, it had been thought that possibly less intense stimuli could be better presented earlier into the day into the session that is experimental attentional resources are greatest. Further, there is concern that first showing more intense stimuli would reduce engagement with subsequent stimuli.