Jesse brings evolutionary psychologist Dr. Gordon Gallup on board this week for an in-depth look at human semen – most notably, its apparent mood-altering effects on females. If this is your first time learning that semen might be more than just baby fertilizer, be prepared for several jaw-dropping revelations. This episode contains a lot of explicit content (not of the salacious kind), so “listener discretion is advised.” But be prepared: You might have your thinking about romantic relationships forever altered — seriously.
And that’s not all. Jesse shares some neuroscience news that may seem straight out of an evil scientist’s lair, and he also somehow manages to land up on the unlikely topic of lap-dancing in the Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick.
|0:39||Heading towards the fringe - the semen episode.|
|2:00||This Week In Neuroscience: Growing human brains - are we there yet?|
|3:26||The listener interaction section.|
|6:10||Jesse introduces Dr. Gordon Gallup.|
|7:20||Segregating semen and sperm.|
|9:09||Basic composition of seminal plasma.|
|10:45||Designing the survey to study mood altering effects of semen.|
|12:17||The semen barrier.|
|13:25||Semen creating an user friendly environment for sperm.|
|14:48||The half-life of semen.|
|17:09||Break-ups and rebound sex.|
|18:13||Active ingredients of semen.|
|18:57||Different routes of semen administration and dosage.|
|20:34||Reducing the risk of Pre-eclampsia.|
|21:38||Semen signature and semen familiarity.|
|24:07||The role of insemination frequency in evolution and courtship.|
|26:04||The first kiss.|
|28:03||Seminal plasma hypersensitivity.|
|28:29||Concluding remarks from Dr. Gallup.|
|31:22||Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Tip your lap dancer.|
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