swim believes that the reason people will often choose drugs over sex is because A) they last much longer than an orgasm B) for those who aren't very "lucky" drugs are guaranteed, while men/woman are not. C) there's no withdrawl from sex, making drug use more disirable for previous users
Actually, this is a popular method of experimentation. Showing experiment participant's images that flash so quickly only their subconscious can register seeing it. I don't think it really proves much more than our mind can pick up on things that our sensory perception doesn't always detect.
I mean if you show those same people pictures of the same things for extended periods of time, then the limbic system would still be activated, it would just be still shots activating it instead of glimpses.
"The result is that drugs activate regions most people use to recognize stimuli inherent for survival, such food and sex. The brain is programmed to recognize basic rewards that promote survival, and in addicts, cocaine and other drugs latch on to that system. Or so the researchers say."
Or maybe there is ALSO an area for drugs, not just food and sex.
^^ the quick timing is used to separate which parts of the brain are involved in processing the information; the conscious higher cortex thoughts of "ooh, coke!" from more basic reactions.