A new Canadian study shows that gay men use more of their brains than straight men.

"Gay men can recall familiar faces faster and more accurately than their heterosexual counterparts because, like women, they use both sides of their brains, according to a new study by York University researchers," reports Science Blog, which references the study published in "Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition."

Another interesting finding:

They found that left-handed heterosexual participants had better face recognition abilities than left-handed homosexuals, and also outperformed right-handed heterosexuals.

Hand dominance is thought to be linked with both hemispheric functioning and sexual orientation; previous studies have shown that homosexual individuals are 39 per cent more likely to be left-handed.