Top 10 Mind-Blowers: Nudity

Nudity Makes Us Merciful
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How much can you hate a naked person? I imagine it depends on the circumstances, but to remove the clothes of an individual is to alter the presentation of that person entirely.

Based on the findings from a 2013 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, it seems that we attribute the nude more experience, less power and an increased ability to experience pain.

Far from dehumanizing, nudity has the power to remind us what we all truly are.

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About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.