Dr. V. loves nothing more than when hot new psychology research perfectly illustrates one of her favorite pop culture moments.
The season/series two hotness between Sherlock Holmes & his woman-loving, professional dominatrix nemesis Irene Adler (AKA Faery Claudine from True Blood) was palpable and Mr. Holmes used his legendary powers of observation and deduction to diagnose her lust in part by her dilated pupils in his presence.
Well, as emerging psychological science on indicators of sexual orientation might say, No S*%t, Sherlock. Turns out that pupil dilation is a strong indicator of sexual orientation, which means that the typically-woman-loving-dominatrix has a bit of a soft spot (ha ha) for at least one man – Sherlock. Who could blame her?
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This post is dedicated to E., my Sherlocked/Cumberbatched student – I promise I won’t watch your pupils when I mention his name, if you’ll do the same courtesy when I mention a certain Swede/Viking in class.